Feudal privilege

Such of the dynastai as are the descendants of Archaic Period sovereigns often possess quaint and peculiar, or sometimes useful and lucrative, privileges within the tribe which their ancestors once ruled. A common privilege is the right to appoint certain priests. Another is the right of leading religious processions and public sacrifices. Other examples include lucrative monopolies, the right to portions of certain sacrifices, and the right to arrange the marriages of orphans. Among the most prestigious of feudal privileges is the possession of an ancestral castle. This is mostly confined to the heirs of allied kings and hegemons.

Feudal privileges are a source of patronage for the dynastai.


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