♛ Family Name: Peirgarten (Peer-garh-ten)♛ Noble Class: County♛ Family Culture: Predominantly Leutz-Vixe, mixed with Daendroquin.♛ Family Lordship: Lorhauser♛ Family Holdings: Elane, Essire, and Esta♛ Family Sigil: A Magenta Vanhessia.♛ Family Words: “Through smoke, we rise.” “Per fumus liquescent, nos resurgemus.”♛ Family Colors: Magenta, gray, and light blue.♛ Family Music Theme: Flowers on Parade♛ Family Religion: Unionist.♛ Family Trade: Incense, Perfumes, and Gold House Peirgarten is one of the prominent noble families present in the Holy City of Regalia with it’s traces going back to the early 200 A.C’s as a Leutz-Vixe blueblood family with some roots of Ithanian. The family of Peirgarten began to promote matriarchy and the rights of women with the rise of it’s current matriarch to the head of the family, and the Peirgarten name has been associated with a jovial, highly religious, and never-endingly enduring reputation in society. Ever since the struggling times of Regalia, the family has been involved in various forms of shrewd politics and many communities within the Holy City, taking numerous governmental offices with rocky tenures throughout the years that followed. The first generations of Peirgarten titles were passed down through the generations of the dynasty from the great-grandfather all the way to the current matriarch, Amelina Peirgarten. The very roots of the Peirgarten line linger in associations to one of the many ancestral families of military values that developed Knights through decades. The first title holder of the Peirgarten Dynasty, Laurent Peirgarten, was a man of honorable values, taking up the hilt of the blade from the youngest of age and designing himself a Knight of the Villiers-Eclaire order. Patriarch Laurent was the figure of the family that drove the Peirgarten dynasty into a major belief and faith in the religion of Sancella Unionism, his pious and ecclesiastical personality in contrast to his Knighthood was a trait that passed down to the generations that followed. Laurent saw to bearing three children, his eldest being the only son who could continue on the Peirgarten name. The grandfather to the matriarch, Estienne Peirgarten carried the titles down once Laurent passed. Estienne was an archer unmatched to any other in the land of Lorhauser, and made fame through his abilities with the bow throughout the continent, partaking in many challenges and even game shows to prove his expertise in accuracy with the arrow, but this talent of Estienne would be his demise shortly after bearing two sons, as one failure of a fired arrow against a wild bear resulted in his gruesome death. Their son Etienne Peirgarten would be one of the sole purposes that the Peirgarten trade rose up to where it currently stands. The Count made sure that his families trade was being taken care of before focusing on a family of his own. Once married, Etienne Peirgarten bore five children, including the current matriarch, Amelina Peirgarten. After the loss of Amelina's youngest brother and the favored son of their father he began neglecting his titles to the point of near collapsing. It wasn't until Noemie, Amelina's mother, rose up and usurped her husband, planting Matriarchal ties into the family and taking control. Upon her death, Amelina took the seat as the family head and begun bringing on her various sisters and cousins to the city. During the reign of Grand Duchess Amelina Peirgarten, the family quickly saw to almost collapsing under foreign threats from families such as Du Pont and Ravenstad, but this soon proved wrong as the learning curve resulted in Peirgartens overthrowing their enemies and prevailing against them. The family survived while their bloodsworn rivals perished and disappeared, and rose in titles and influence to become the Grand Ducal rulers of Lorhauser. With multiple powerful alliances and secure positions in the Crown City, the Peirgarten family is currently considered one of the richest and most powerful dynasties of the realm. Green = Played Orange = Available Black = Unplayable ♛ Former Line of the Great Peirgarten Dynasty Laurent the Great, later known as Peirgarten - The founder of House Peirgarten and Great-Grandfather to the Matriarch. Solenne Peirgarten - The wife of Laurent Peirgarten, the inspiration behind the trade of the family name. Estienne Peirgarten - The only son of Solenne and Laurent, the Grandfather to the Matriarch. Aurelia Peirgarten - The common-born grandmother to the Matriarch. Her and her husband Estienne had three sons. Etienne Peirgarten - The father to the Matriarch and final Patriarch to House Peirgarten. With his wife, Noemie he had six children. Usurped of his titles. Noemie Peirgarten - Mother to the Matriarch, the usurper who took her husbands spot and turned the family into a matriarchal dynasty. At her older age she abdicated her seat and passed her titles down to her eldest of daughters, Amelina. ♛ Current Main Line of the Great Peirgarten Dynasty Duchess Amelina Peirgarten (@seoulmate)- The eldest child of Etienne and Noemie Peirgarten, and the Duchess and Matriarch of the family. A woman who is valuable in many aspects she saw herself as the Lord Chancellor of the Empire and currently works herself with the courts and intrigues of the land while running the family. Duke Rodrigo Peirgarten (@Yigit)- The husband of the Duchess. A common-born man who is met with some scrutiny in the noble scene. Rodrigo brought a more militaristic mindset to the family and set out to make the families name well known throughout the land. A man who has lost his right hand, he doesn't let that stop himself from fighting alongside others in war and doing anything in his power to better his family's name. Adelaise Peirgarten - The first daughter of Amelina and Rodrigo, and current heir to the titles of her mother. Aleksei Peirgarten - The first son and second child of Amelina and Rodrigo. Lanczol Peirgarten - Younger brother to the Duchess. Eilaria Peirgarten - The middle child and sister to the Duchess. Elewisa Peirgarten - The youngest blood sister to the Duchess. Emmon Peirgarten - The youngest son to the family who was on his away to become a prodigy with a bow and arrow like his grandfather. On his tenth name-day he was on a trip with the children of his schooling. During the trip an accident occurred that cost Emmon his life. Up until the death of his parents death they continuously claimed it was on purpose that he was killed, a mystery never solved. ♛ Cousin Line of the Great Peirgarten Dynasty Ludovic Peirgarten (@Anarchizm)- Uncle to the Duchess. Before his marriage to Ghyslaine he bore a bastard with an unnamed barmaid. Unnamed Barmaid - A barmaid in Anglia who bore a child from Ludovic Peirgarten, filled with the unrealistic hope that she was to become a wife to the nobleman, only to be abandoned soon after she gave birth to Julius. Julius Peirgarten (@Anarchizm)- Bastard son of Ludovic. Cousin to the Duchess. Noelle Peirgarten (@mcmann)- The legitimized cousin of the Duchess. Adopted in after a turbulent set of events. Ghyslaine Peirgarten - The wife of Ludovic Peirgarten with whom she bore three children, Maeva, Baldrick, Myria and Odette. She did not view Julius as her son and neglected him at every turn, a form of hatred that stuck with her until her sudden and untimely death. Maeva Howlester née Peirgarten - The first daughter of Ludovic and the elder sister to the four children. Maeva was married to Aldwyn Howlester through an arranged marriage until her sudden death. Baldrick Peirgarten - Cousin to the Duchess and younger brother to the cousin line. Myria Peirgarten - Twin sister to Odette Peirgarten, cousin to the Duchess. Odette Peirgarten - Twin to Myria Peirgarten. Odette is a Ranger who focuses on her time in the outdoors rather than busying herself with the Regalian Courts. Lucien Peirgarten - The youngest brother of the main three, brother to Etienne and Ludovic Peirgarten. Uncle to the Duchess. Sylvie Peirgarten - Wife to Lucien Peirgarten, a woman from a distant noble family. With him she bore three children, bringing new cousins to the family. Emeric Peirgarten - Oldest brother of the three, cousin to the Duchess. Florian Peirgarten - Middle brother of the three children. Lucrece Peirgarten - The only daughter and the youngest amongst the three children, cousin to the Countess. ♛ List of Rules, Terms and Agreements Your Peirgarten should be a character that you spend at least half of your time as. You are free to have other characters, but must maintain an active level as your noble. Act like a noble, ICly and OOCly. Be respectful to others OOCly, and have good conduct. Not adhering to good OOC etiquette can be grounds for ejection from the family. All members of the Peirgarten family must be versatile and well-knowledged in the lore of Massivecraft, lore of nobility, military and the familiar subjects that involve a person of nobility. No Mages, Silven, Undead, or any form of aberrancy will be tolerated within the family. You are not allowed to mutate your character or give them any form of afflictions. Doing so will result in removal. Characters that are being applied for can have a character pitch explained in the personality part of the application. We are pretty flexible as to what is allowed except for criminals and aberrants. ♛ Family Application IGN: (Your in-game name on Minecraft.) References: (People who would be willing to vouch for your roleplay abilities. Ensure that you ask for permission to tag them before doing so. Good references can make your approval process way easier on you.) Roleplay Experience: (Your previous experience in roleplay.) Discord Tag: (Discord is needed for the chats.) Character Name: (Your desired Peirgarten character.) Character Age: (The age you would like this character to be.) Personality Description: (Your general idea for the characters personality.) Tag @seoulmate and @Yigit for alert coverage.