children of noble birth

Elves

Kaldorei = “children of stars” (night elves, ALL night elves)

Quel’dorei = “children of high/noble birth” (ALL Highborne and their descendant races, High elves)

Sin’dorei = “children of blood” (blood elves)

San’layn = “dark fallen” (undead vampire Thalassian elves, whether sin’dorei or quel’dorei)

Shal’dorei = “children of night” (the Nightborne)

HIGH  ELVES :
The high elves, or quel'dorei (“children of noble birth” in Darnassian and “high elves” in Thalassian), are a race descended from the Highborne night elves who left Kalimdor and settled in the Eastern Kingdoms, founding Quel'Thalas. 

The high elves were once a significant force on the continent, but in recent times their numbers have been dramatically reduced: 90% of their race was slaughtered in the Third War; Following this, another 90% of the survivors changed their name to “blood elves” in remembrance of their fallen brethren and no longer consider themselves high elven. Around 25,000 true high elves remain, most of whom cling to the Alliance trying to restore the glory of their once great people.

I love your Nohr siblings so much. The retainers for the Hoshido siblings are like, these children of noble families who’ve been trained since birth to defend the prince/princess… And then in Nohr the siblings are like “this dude tried to rob and kill us but he said he’s sorry so we made him a retainer. These three aren’t even from the same fucking timeline as us but we made them our retainers.” It’s just a no fucks given attitude and I love it

Actually, it’d make a lot of sense for Ferelden to crossbreed mabari stock.

Not just because it keeps mabari healthy, but, like, let’s consider their nobility. 

Like, consider the number of Fereldan nobles who are either married to commoners (Teagan), the children of a Fereldan noble and a non-Fereldan, whether of common birth or noble (Oren Cousland, Arl Bryland, Connor Guerrin, Alistair Theirin), or are commoners raised to nobility (Loghain and Celia, Whichever Tabris is made Bann of the Alienage, The Warden.) 

The fact that this is the case in Ferelden (And also that adoption plays an important role in their mythology, with at least one mythological figure being adopted), shows at least some understanding that new blood is important. 

Whether that’s because of holdover Alamarri beliefs (more metaphoric swords are always better) or simply just understanding inbreeding is BAD, IDK, but it’s interesting, especially because Orlais, Ferelden’s closest neighbor (and archnemesis) AFAIK only raises one person to nobility (Briala), and only potentially. And I can’t think of any Orlesian noble characters who ID as Orlesian and live in Orlais who are the children of at least one non-Orlesian parent (Leliana is of Fereldan stock, but she is not a noble, and Michel De Chevin had to make up noble family to become a chevalier.)  

My contribution for @neversayenevermore‘s Medieval BC!

Name: Adon Delmonte 

Age: 24 

Sexuality: He wouldn’t dare say he was attracted to both women and men, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t. 

Occupation: Knight 

Education: Adon’s father educated him in the arts of mathematics and physics, and his mother introduced him to “Western” literature and music. While he excels in math and physics, Adon has no patience for reading and has never been good at anything involving the fine arts. 

History and Family: Adon is the son of a noblewoman of Spanish birth and a wealthy Arabic scholar. His mother insisted on raising him as a Catholic, but his father insisted on teaching him the Qur’an nonetheless. The other children of noble birth looked down on him because of his heritage, something that continued into adulthood. It was for that reason that he left home as soon as possible and joined the Order of Santiago as a knight. Although Adon has never been one for large groups, he quite enjoys being a knight since he is truly good at heart, despite having a bit of a temper. 

When Adon was 21 years old, his mother died from spotted fever. After her death his father decided to travel to Morocco to teach at the university there. 

Living: Adon inherited his mother’s large estate in northern Spain after her passing. He has access to his father’s financial assets, although they remain untouched. 

Traits: Good, Hot-headed, Handy, Loner, Athletic

Why is he here? Mainly to “legitimize” his nobility. There are many lords and ladies who don’t want him to have the power he has. Adon believes that if he gets married to a European noblewoman, he will win their trust and respect. 

It was said of Aegon that he never slept alone and did not count a night complete until he had spent himself in a woman. His carnal lusts were satiated by all manner of women, from the highest born of princesses to the meanest whore, and he seemed to make no difference between them. In his last years, Aegon claimed he had slept with at least nine hundred women (the exact number eluded him), but that he only truly loved nine. (Queen Naerys, his sister, was not counted among them). The nine mistresses came come from near and far, and some gave him natural children, but each and every one (save the last) was dismissed when he grew weary of her. However, one of those natural children came from a woman not accounted his mistress: Princess Daena, the Defiant.

Daemon was the name Daena gave to this child, for the Prince Daemon who had been the wonder and the terror of his age, and in later days that was seen as a warning of what the boy would become. Daemon Waters was his full name when he was born in 170 AC. At that time, Daena refused to name the father, but even then Aegon’s involvement was suspected. Raised at the Red Keep, this handsome youth was given the instruction of the wisest maesters and the best master-at-arms at court, including Ser Quentyn Ball, the fiery knight called Fireball. He loved nothing better than deeds of arms and excelled at them, and many saw in him a warrior who would one day be another Dragonknight. King Aegon knighted Daemon in his twelfth year when he won a squires’ tourney (thereby making him the youngest knight ever made in the time of the Targaryens, surpassing Maegor I) and shocked his court, kin, and council by bestowing upon him the sword of Aegon the Conqueror, Blackfyre, as well as lands and other honors. Daemon took the name Blackfyre thereafter.

[…]

The reign of this unworthy monarch came to an end in 184 AC, when King Aegon was nine-and-forty years of age. He was grossly fat, barely able to walk, and some wondered how his last mistress—Serenei of Lys, the mother of Shiera Seastar—could ever have withstood his embraces. The king himself died a horrible death, his body so swollen and obese that he could no longer lift himself from his couch, his limbs rotting and crawling with fleshworms. The maesters claimed they had never seen its like, whilst septons declared it a judgment of the gods. Aegon was given milk of the poppy to dull his pain, but elsewise little could be done for him.

His last act before his death, all accounts agree, was to set out his will. And in it, he left the bitterest poison the realm ever knew: he legitimized all of his natural children, from the most baseborn to the Great Bastards— the sons and daughters born to him by women of noble birth. Scores of his natural children had never been acknowledged; Aegon’s dying declaration meant nought to them. For his acknowledged bastards, however, it meant a great deal. And for the realm, it meant blood and fire for five generations.

—  The World of Ice and Fire

TO START, CHILDREN IN ASGARD ARE NOT SCHOOLED AS THEY ARE HERE. THE ONLY ONES THAT ARE TAUGHT IN A SIMILAR FASHION AS MORTALS ARE THOSE OF NOBLE BIRTH, OR CHILDREN OF LOWER CLASSES THAT SHOW INTEREST OR ABILITY IN SUCH SUBJECTS.

MOST  CHILDREN ARE SCHOOLED IN THEIR PARENTS’ TRADE OR A TRADE THAT INTERESTS THEM. YOUNG BOYS ARE ALL TRAINED TO BE WARRIORS (AND YOUNG WOMEN, IF THEY SO CHOOSE), BUT THOSE WHO ARE NOT SUITED FOR BATTLE ARE TESTED FOR OTHER PROFESSIONS TO FIND WHERE IS BEST FOR THEM.

IN ASGARD, PIECES OF PARCHMENT DO NOT SHOW HOW SKILLED YOU ARE. YOUR EXPERIENCE AND WORKMANSHIP DOES.