4.Earl (U.K.) or Count, Countess 6.Duke, Duchess 7.Prince, Princess
vassals: Danska (going away) Latland (going away) 2 northern Gertsog(dukedoms) Freisen (near Latland)
titles (male, female): 1. Ritsar, Ritinya (kniggits) 2. Baron, Baronyessa 4. Graf, Grafinya 6. Gertsog, Gertsoginya 7. Knyazi, Knyaginya 8. Koroli, Korolyeva 9. Czar, Czareva
All males of Tzar extended family are called princes. Some have land/fiefs/power others don’t.
Nobility consists of princes and boyars. Princes(Graf and Grafinya) were rulers of principalities, while boyars were essentially wealthy landowners (that is, they owned land personally rather than held it in fief for their liege).
Both boyars and princes lived mostly in cities and conducted their business from there. Cities, the political and economic centers of the land where their properties were located. The large urban estates where they lived, as they did in Novgorod, would more readily qualify as castles than anything else. These estates were enclosed in wooden palisades and comprised many buildings, besides the boyar’s residence: houses and workshops for the craftsmen, lodging for the servants, storage buildings, barns and stables, etc.
Descendid from Varag/Vin
Are the nobility and controlling culture of Tzarist Novoka. They conqoured unitied rest of Novo. Most nobility, military, diplomats are Vlads. It is rare to find peasent Vlads outside of traditional area, Vladkotskiy. Mostly city dwellers, tradesmen, professionals. Use to have lots of wizards/mages/sorcerors. Embrace True God.(converted)
Have steam baths strew Pine Leaves powder’d, and all sorts of Herbs and Flowers upon the Floor; which, The black bania (wood moss) of the northwest is the Russian equivalent to the Finnish savusauna, while the white bania refers to concrete baths in the cities haunt of the Bannik. Hot then cold, communal The bania was ideal for a Russian woman giving birth–if the Bannik did not interfere. The midwife’s job was not only to assist with the birth, but also to keep the Bannik from interfering.
wore all sorts of fancy jewelry
Beads: lots of glass beads of various shapes and colors, but also stone and precious stones, ivory (walrus tusk, probably), amber, and precious metals. Glass bracelets, and bracelets made of other materials, too. But the most interesting and exotic-looking pieces of jewelry are temple rings, amulets and kolts.
The designs on the jewelry could be found in other items: Celtic-knot-like carvings on stone or wood (on buildings, on furniture, in manuscript illuminations), animals, circular motifs, etc. The birds found on gold cloisonne kolts could be found on dishes and in architectural details. Many wooden items (spoons, cups, bowls, chair backs, column) were carved with similar designs.
Kokoshnik - high and/or wide headdress.
KoltKolts - smallish (about 1 to 2 inches in diameter), hollow pieces, made of inexpensive metal alloys and were worn as pendants attached at the temples to the hair or the headdress, by ribbons, small chains, or leather thongs. They were probably filled with bits of perfumed cloth. Some were also made out of silver. More precious kolts could be larger (up to 2 1/2 inches), made of gold with cloisonne enamel.
Temple-rings - metallic rings worn at the temples, again attached to the hair (braided in) or to the headdress. They were usually worn in sets. They could be simple slender rings, or rings with three diamond-shaped medallions, or three beads. More complex temple-rings had seven “rays” or seven “leafs”.
Some amulets were moon-shaped (crescents) and were worn secured to the head in the same manner. Other amulets could be animal-shaped, and these were worn in sets or singly, secured by a pin to the dress at the shoulder, or on the belt, or as necklaces. There were also other amulets: spoon-shapes, keys, knives that were clearly not functional.