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House Labelle

Founded 4497
Founder Michel Labelle
Sigil An Icicle Shaped as a Fleur-de-Lis
Colours Green & Aqua              
Common Surnames Labelle

Lafleur

Motto "La justice est froid"
Titles Lord of the Sûreté

Duke of Labelle
Baron of Laws

Seat The Sûreté of Labelle City
Region Principality of Esmeralda
Nation Esmeraldan Empire
Lord Patrick Labelle
Overlord Prince of Esmeralda
Military Beneficiaries HMS Jericho

HMS Jupiter
HMS Spalding
HMS Sutton
Talon Flight Control

House Labelle is one of the founding noble houses of the Esmeraldan Empire. Their motto is, "La Justice est Froid" or in English, "Justice is Cold". Their colours are green and aqua.

They are one of nine principal houses of the Principality of Esmeralda. The head of the household holds the title of Baron of Laws and are responsible for the implementation of new laws, managing the prisons in the province as well as serving as liaison to the Master Prefect. They are sworn to the Prince of Esmeralda.

It has ruled the city-state of Labelle City located in northwestern North America since the settlement was established in 4650. Their stronghold within the city is known as The Sûreté. The head of the household since that time has also held the titles of Duke of Labelle and Lord of the Sûreté.

Common surnames for members of this house include Labelle and Lafleur.

History Edit

The house was founded by Michel Labelle with the consent of King Jeremy Tull Jr. in 4497. Walton was well known among the founders of Esmeralda Prime for being the first official police constable in the settlement.

In a well known fable, Labelle was said to have solved the first murder among the settlers, Katherine Tull, the wife of Jeremy Tull Sr.

House Castes Edit

House Labelle has four distinct castes. The role of each caste is well-defined and there is a strict path and hierarchy for all members.

The four castes of House Labelle and the hierarchy are:

  1. Masters: Leaders of the house. Reserved for the head of the household and his or her immediate family.
  2. Sheriffs: Officers of the house charged with supporting the head of household in their role as Baron of Laws. Many members of this caste will seek election to the Imperial Senate or other legislative body. Senior members of this caste who serve as both liaison and administrators for regional lords hold the title of 'Sheriff'. The Sheriff in each territory of the Duchy of Esmeralda is a member of House Labelle. Their role is to oversee the activities of the Prefaectus Order in each part of the province and work directly but also independently with the respective Prefect to ensure that royal justice is being served fairly. Members of the caste who do not hold the official title of Sheriff are referred to as 'Deputies'.
  3. Stewards: Advisers who manage the house's estate and domestic affairs. They are also responsible for tracking the activities of house members and for the training of younger members to prepare for their respective duties within the house.
  4. Guardians: Trained warriors sworn to protect their house and it's interests with their own lives, to obey the commands of the masters and to keep their secrets.

Known Members Edit

Masters Edit

  • Patrick Labelle, son of John Labelle. The current head of House Labelle as well as the Lord of the Sûreté, Duke of Labelle and Baron of Laws.
  • Laura Lawrings-Labelle, Patrick's mother and widow of John Labelle. She was the Baroness of Laws from 5240 until 5256 when her son, Patrick, came of age.

Sheriffs Edit

Stewards Edit

  • Byron Labelle, the brother of John Labelle. He was born as a member of the Master caste. In 5242, when his brother was elected to the senate and forced to relinquish his hereditary titles, Byron was named him as the 'High Steward' of The Sûreté as well as the acting Duke of Labelle and Baron of Laws until 5256 when his nephew, Patrick Labelle, came of age. He remains a member of the Steward caste and as still serves as the chief overseer of The Sûreté.

Historical Members Edit

Monarchs Edit

  • King Labelle I (Jason Labelle): 4605-4655
  • Emperor Labelle II (David Labelle): 5158-5183
  • Emperor Labelle III (John Labelle): 5262-5265