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Imperial and Royal House of Waffel-Paine
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Emperor of the Natopians: Nathan, Nathaniel, Naian, Asara, Zakyyr, Nathan II
Kaiser of Shireroth: Ayreon II, Noor, Ayreon IV, Salome
Prince of Elwynn: Nathan, Erion, Ayreon II, Nathaniel, Aldin
King of Drak-Modan: Nathan II

Founder: Nathan Waffel-Paine

Current Avatar: Nathan II

The House of Waffel-Paine (originally Waffle-Paine) is an imperial and royal Tapferite dynasty of Mehl origin. It was founded in 1509 AN by Nathan I, the son of Mehl sheepherders Ædwynn Paine Shepherd and Jaynae Von'Fel Lindenstream. Nathan was a Natopian political leader who had risen to power during the early Natopian Republic and who in 1506 transformed the Imperial Republic of Natopia into the Kingdom of Natopia, and then the Sovereign Natopian Empire three years later during a rime of rapid expansion on the Tapfer continent following the Novasolum Crisis.

The House of Waffel-Paine has been the Imperial House of Natopia since 1509 except for interregnums in 1533-36 and 1556-1610. In addition to holding the title of Emperor of the Natopians, the Waffel-Paine dynasty holds various other titles and territories, including the Kingdom of Drak-Modan, Elwynn, and Imperial Republic of Shireroth.

The house is heavily linked to Elwynn's history. Its founder, Nathan Waffel-Paine, ruled Elwynn twice, first as Duke (c1552-1555), and later, as Prince (1586-1589). As Prince, Nathan married Shireroth's then Kaiser, Ayreon II (Elijah), and their child, Nathaniel, served as Prince of Elwynn too (1604-1618, pretender 1607-1618) and emperor of Natopia. The Founder's cousin, Lord Erion, was Elwynn's president 1570-1573 and served in various positions in the Elwynnese government.

The name Waffel comes from the Sin'felo elf clan of the Phoenix Forest, the Founder's oldest known maternal ancestors. In order to Natopianize the name for easier assimilation in Germanic Ziegeland, Nathan's homeland, Sin'felo was changed to von 'Fel and eventually became Waffel. The Founder's paternal family is native to Yellow Island, serving as shepherds in the countryside. Therefore Paine was chosen to indicate the humble, outlying, pastoral origins of the Founder. The name combines ancient mysterious foreign origins and humble native roots. The name may be pronounced "Va-fell-pain" or "Waffle-pain" depending on the speaker's preference. Both pronunciations carry the same tone of respect.

The House of Waffel-Paine has established important links with many other dynasties, most notable the House of Ayreon-Kalirion. Other close dynastic allegiances include the House of Eadric and the House of Vinandy.

The House is governed by the Avatar who is the person most directly descended from Nathan Waffel-Paine, with preference given to biological children. The current Avatar is Nathan II who is the great-grandson of the Founder.

Individuals not related by blood or by law to Nathan Waffel-Paine can be grafted into the family by the current Avatar, establishing their own branch. This is reserved for very important people.

Imperial and Royal Titles

A list of imperial and royal titles possessed by former and current members of the House of Waffel-Paine:

The Family tree

Waffel-Paine Coat of Arms.
Angus-Moonoak Coat of Arms.

Nathan Waffel-Paine (1455–1607) married Elijah Ayreon (1571-1598) in 1588.

  1. Nathaniel Ayreon-Kalirion (1586–1632) adopted son of Nathan and Elijah. Married Noor bint Daniyal.
  2. Naian Loneoak (1588–1644) illegitimate son of Nathan Waffel-Paine and Guinevere Moonoak (1567-1588), legitimized in 1623.
  3. Gwyneth Moonoak(1570?-1662) married Ivo Angus (1556-?) in 1632. Posthumously adopted daughter of Nathan Waffel-Paine in 1678.
    • Gwyn Moonoak, eldest son of Gwyneth and unknown father.
    • Anwyn Moonoak , eldest daughter of Gwyneth and unknown father.
    • Zakyyr Angus-Moonoak (1633–1656). Married Li Raion Naomiai then divorced
    • Naya Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine (1636-1662 )
      • Llŷr Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine (1659- )
      • Eremias Vidarion Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine (1659- )
      • Thyra Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine (1659- )
    • Jayes Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine (1639- )

Vembrian graft

  • Lord Erion (c1410–(presumed dead)), Prince of Arboria, President of Elwynn (1570–1573) (Lord in Jorvik)

Possessions

The Imperial and Royal House of Waffel-Paine has retained possession of certain important properties, estates, and vessels as private property of the family itself.

HMY Urania
  • The Imperial Yacht, Urania
  • Princely Crown of Sororiya
  • Kulita Manor, Smjorkyr, Shireroth
  • the Kingdom of Ziegeland
  • the Rājatba of Tas Neemia
  • the Emberbark
  • Drakland Manor, Demonsfall, Shireroth

Family Titles

The Waffel-Paine family has, over generations, accumulated the rights to many customary titles.

These titles may only be used by family members who are descended by blood or by law from the union between Nathan Waffel-Paine and Guinevere Moonoak.

  • Scion of the Three Peoples, a reference to Mehl, Hazel, and Elivian heritage joining together into the person of Naian Waffel-Paine.
  • Vessel of Dual Natures, a reference to the divine and mortal coming together to create a new lineage on Micras.

These title may only be used by family members who are directly descended, by blood or by law, from Nathan Waffel-Paine

  • Progeny of the Once-Living God, a reference to descent from the Founder, a Bovic god.
  • Marquis/Marquise of Lükanburg

These titles may only be used by descendants of Saint Taznim

  • Reincarnation of The Dhury (prefaced by the appropriate ordinal), a reference to the cycle of reincarnation of Saint Taznim. May only be held by direct, first-born, female, blood only, descendants of Saint Taznim. Title is now defunct, replaced by
    • Transcendence of the Dhury, reference to the fulfilled cycle of reincarnation completed by Asara Sisu. May only be used by direct, blood only descendants of Asara Sisu of Waffel-Paine.

These titles may only be used by descendants of Gwyneth Moonoak:

  • Chief of Clan Moonoak (eldest living member only)
    • Chieftain of Clan Moonoak (all descendants)

All members may use of Waffel-Paine.

For descendants of Clara and Arkadius after 1672

  • Lord/Lady in Jorvik

These titles may only be used by a member of the family if that person is currently the Emperor of the Natopians, and permission from the Avatar is granted

  • Conqueror of Dracoheim
  • Uniter of the Demesnes
  • Protector of the Eternal Nation
  • Guardian of the Icons of the State
  • Grand Mayor of Lindstrom City
  • Wielder of the Sword of Sovereignty
  • Scourge of Lavalon

Descendants of the union between Asara Sisu and Kyle Kilynn may use the following title

Family Contract

The Domestic Contract of the Imperial and Royal House of Waffel-Paine

First Issued by Avatar Naian Waffel-Paine

To better organize my extended family; to honor my father, founder of this family and the Nation; and to protect his legacy by ensuring the progression, expansion, and growth of the family for eternity on Micras and beyond:

Amended by current Avatar Asara Sisu Waffel-Paine

Re-issued by Avatar Nathan II Waffel-Paine in 1665, 1673


I. Definition of the House

1. The Imperial and Royal House of Waffel-Paine is the extended family organization of Nathan Waffel-Paine, the Founder, and those people related to him by blood, marriage, contract, kinship, or special relationship.

II. Imperial and Royal Status and Conditions

1. The House has eternal Imperial status by right of members of the House currently holding, or having held in the past, the position of Emperor of the Natopians.
2. The House has eternal Royal status by right of members of the House currently holding, or having held in the past, the conflated positions of Faro of Flaventia, King of Ziegeland, and Raja of Tas Neemia.

III. Foundation of the House

1. The House of Waffel-Paine was founded in 1509 μΝ (corresponding to October 5, 2005) by Nathan Waffel-Paine who took the name as a new surname to differentiate and honor his heritage. The name is derived from the Founder's earliest recorded ancestors.
2. Waffel comes from the Sin'felo elf clan of the Phoenix Forest, the Founder's oldest known maternal ancestors. In order to Natopianize the name for easier assimilation in Germanic Ziegeland, Nathan's homeland, Sin'felo was changed to "von 'Fel" and eventually became "Waffel."
3. The Founder's paternal family is native to Yellow Island, serving as shepherds in the countryside. Therefore "Paine" was chosen to indicate the humble, outlying, pastoral origins of the Founder.
4. The name combines ancient mysterious foreign origins and humble native roots. The name may be pronounced "Va-fell-pain" or "Waffle-pain" depending on the speaker's preference. Both pronunciations carry the same tone of respect.

IV. Structure and Rules

1. The head of the House holds the title of Avatar.
2. The Avatar of the House is the closest living descendant, by blood and absolute primogeniture, of the Founder.
3. The Avatar of the House of Waffel-Paine advises members of the House upon marriages or unions that will benefit the member and grow the House in size and prestige.
4. Members of the House are expected to show respect and reverence to the Avatar as their elder.
5. The Avatar may expel unruly or disrespectful members of the House. All other members who claim their relationship to the House through an expelled member are themselves no longer members.
6. Persons who falsely pretend to membership in the House may be subject to legal recourse in appropriate jurisdictions.
7. The House's administrative functions are based in family lodges in Anmutstadt and Tassity.
8. Members of the House receive no special treatment under the imperial law. Natopia offers no protections to citizens based on birth- or marriage-right unless specifically granted by the Caprine Code.
9. Members of the House may enjoy preference of status, certain privileges, and protections as extended to them by Mandate of the Faro when residing in Flaventia.

V. Titles

1. The House of Waffel-Paine holds in its own right, separate from individual member's inherited titles, several customary titles that may be granted by the Avatar to certain members of the House who meet special criteria.
2. Scion of the Three Peoples, a reference to Mehl, Hazel, and Elivian heritage joining together into the person of Naian Waffel-Paine. May only be held by descendants, by blood or by law, of the union between the Founder and Guinevere Moonoak.
3. Vessel of Dual Natures, a reference to the divine and mortal coming together to create a new lineage on Micras. May only be held by descendants, by blood or by law, of the union between the Founder and Guinevere Moonoak.
4. Progeny of the Once-Living God, a reference to descent from the Founder, a Bovic god. May only be held by descendants, by blood or by law, of the Founder.
5. Reincarnation of The Dhury (prefaced by the appropriate ordinal), a reference to the cycle of reincarnation of Saint Taznim. May only be held by direct, first-born, female, blood only, descendants of Saint Taznim.
5.1 Transcendence of the Dhury, reference to the fulfilled cycle of reincarnation completed by Asara Sisu. May only be used by direct, blood only descendants of Asara Sisu of Waffel-Paine.
6. All members of the House may use "of Waffel-Paine" as a surname in the event that their surname at birth is not already Waffel-Paine by usual conventions.
7. Persons who use these titles without permission will be subject to legal recourse in all applicable jurisdictions.
8. Lord or Lady in Jorvik, a reference to titles to the jarldom previously held by members of the House. All members as of 1673 hold this title.
8.1 Lord or Lady of Jorvik, from 1673 onward only descendants of the union of King Arkadius and Queen Clara may use the title to commemorate the reclaiming of the city of Jorvik by Arkadius and Clara.
9. Marquis/Marquise of Lükanburg, as the Founder was the first marquis, the Avatar of the House holds this title.
10. Ancient titles used by the Founder may be used by a Member of the House if the Member is also Emperor of the Natopians and permission is granted by the Avatar.
10.1 Conqueror of Dracoheim
10.2 Uniter of the Demesnes
10.3 Protector of the Eternal Nation
10.4 Guardian of the Icons of the State
10.5 Grand Mayor of Lindstrom City
10.6 Wielder of the Sword of Sovereignty
10.7 Scourge of Lavalon
11. Heir to the Line of Drak, Heir to the Kaisers of the Imperial Line of Drak, and the "of Drak" surname may only be used by the descendants of Kyle Kilynn.
12. Chief of Clan Moonoak, may only be used by Gwyneth Moonoak and her eldest, most direct, living descendant.
12.1. Chieftain of Clan Moonoak may be used by all descendants of Gwyneth Moonoak.

VI. Membership

Any person may be considered a member of the House of Waffel-Paine if they:
1. Are descended by blood from the union between the Founder and Guinevere Moonoak
2. Are descended by law from the union between the Founder and Elijah Ayreon-Kalirion
3. Are married to a member of the House
3.1 Widows and widowers of a member of the house maintain their membership in the House unless they remarry
4. Are the legitimate offspring or legally adopted child of a member of the House
4.1. Legitimacy for House membership is defined as being born to two (or more) Members who are legally married to each other, or being adopted by a Member, or being a clone of a Member.
4.2. Legitimacy may be granted ex post facto exclusively by the Pentheros of the Dozan Bovic Church.
5. Are Grafted into the House by the Avatar
6. Any member of the House may publicly declare their permanent and immediate exclusion from the House.

VII. Grafting

1. The Avatar may Graft a person into the House of Waffel-Paine if they do not otherwise meet the membership criteria but only if they have a close familial relationship to the Founder.
2. The family and descendants of a Grafted person are considered full members of the House although they may be disqualified from certain titles that depend on direct descent from the Founder.

VIII. Grafts of the House

1. The Vembrian Graft, comprised of the descendants, and their spouses, of Nathan Waffel-Paine's cousin: Erion
2. The Moonoak Graft, comprised of the descendants, and their spouses, of Nathan Waffel-Paine's mate's sister: Gwyneth Moonoak.

VIII. Records

1. For as long as the House of Waffel-Paine rules Natopia, the Avatar of the House will provide Empire Library with updated records and family history.
2. Family records will be duplicated in the family's royal and permanent dominion, Flaventia, in family lodges in Anmutstadt and Tassity.

IX. Current Membership and Family Titles

1. Nathan Anders Aharsi Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-grandson (Avatar, Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Marquis of Lükanburg, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
1.1. Nathan Ludwig Elijah Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-great grandson (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
1.2. Vadoma Rowena Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-great granddaughter (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lady in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
1.3. Leonora Noor Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-great granddaughter (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
1.3. John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-great grandson (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lady in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
2. Clara Sundara Waffel-Paine of Drak, Founder's great-granddaughter (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lady in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak) & husband Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, (Lord in Jorvik)]
2.1 Elisabeth Asara des Vinandy of Waffel-Paine. Founder's great-great-granddaughter. (Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lady in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak)
3. Salome Ylva Octavia Ayreon-Kalirion of Waffel-Paine, Founder's great-great granddaughter (Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lady in Jorvik)
4. Kir Azariah Vidar Ayreon-Kalirion of Waffel-Paine, Founder's great-great granddaughter (Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lord in Jorvik)
5. Kian Aiomide Shahnaz Ayreon-Kalirion of Waffel-Paine, Founder's great-great granddaughter (Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lord in Jorvik)
6. Zahir al Din (Aldin) Ayreon-Kalirion of Waffel-Paine, Founder's grandson (Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lord in Jorvik)[m. Li Naomiai of Waffel-Paine (Lady in Jorvik)]
6.1 David Raion Ayreon-Kalirion of Waffel-Paine (Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lord in Jorvik)

Moonoak Graft

7. Ivo Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's widower (Lord in Jorvik)
8. Gwyn Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's son (Lord in Jorvik, Chief of Clan Moonoak)
9. Anwyn Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's daughter (Lady in Jorvik, Chieftain of Clan Moonoak)
10. Jayes Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's son (Lord in Jorvik, Chieftain of Clan Moonoak)
11. Llŷr Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's grandson (Lord in Jorvik, Chieftain of Clan Moonoak)
12. Eremias Vidarion Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's grandson (Lord in Jorvik, Chieftain of Clan Moonoak)
13. Thyra Angus-Moonoak of Waffel-Paine, Graft-Avatar's granddaughter (Lady in Jorvik, Chieftain of Clan Moonoak)

X. Addendum

1. The family tree of Nathan Waffel-Paine is provided for reference here (http://www.familyecho.com/?p=START&c=xq ... 2626738137)
2. The Avatar may re-issue this domestic contract as necessary at his or her pleasure.
3. This contract, elements of it, or other familial matters may be incorporated into the law of Flaventia, the dynastic homeland of the House of Waffel-Paine. Such laws will only apply to members of the House in Flaventia and not otherwise exempted.
4. Foreign monarchs or nobles who happen to be members of the House are not to be considered subordinate to the sovereignty of the Natopian emperor or the Flaventian faro and are asked to participate in family matters to the extent allowed by their home states.
5. The Heraldic Achievement of Flaventia is to be used as the Greater Coat of Arms of the House. The Lesser Coat of Arms of the House are the Arms of Ziegeland, Tas Neemia, and Hazelwood quartered with preference given to Ziegeland as shown in Appendix A and may be used instead of the Heraldic Achievement of Flaventia when appropriate, such as an inescutcheon. A flag with the same design of the Lesser Arms, with ratio 2:1, may be used when required, as shown in Appendix B.
6. The House's motto is "Facciamo la baia il nostro lago" or "We make the Bay our Lake".

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Appendix B Image