Doge is the official title for Guilderene Rulers. When used in the possessive, it becomes Doge's or Dogal, as in, "The Dogal robes".
Doge is an ancient title, conferred on the man - or woman - considered to be most worthy of rulership. Ancient rites of rulership have largely been lost during the Exodus. According to Guilderene theoretical historians, the Cataclysm drove the early Guilderene Doges from their ancestral home. During this period, the title and line of the Doge fell away entirely.
It was restored during the reign of Tumberink of Guilder, and in this rule he worked out a new method of succession. Because of the mercantile focus of Modern Guilder, the richest of the Princes is selected as Doge whenever the previous Doge dies or steps down.
House of TumberinkEdit
|Tumberink the Sage||c.295 - c.370||Unknown||c.370||First Doge of the current era|
|Humperdink the Just||bef. 340 - 423||c.370||c.423||Son of Tumberink|
|Inigo the Fireheart||366 - 472||423||436||Son of Humperdink. Captured and imprisoned in Zuiguo.|
|Vizini the Contrary||- c.495||436||448||Son of Inigo. Captured and imprisoned in Zuiguo.|
|Buttercup the Bold||- 463||448||463||Wife of Vizini. Overthrown and killed by Inigo.|
|Inigo the Fireheart||366 - 472||463||472||Second reign. Killed Buttercup and resumed office.|
|Vizini the Contrary||- c.495||472||490||Second reign. Abdicated.|
|Wesley||c.460||490||Son of Vizini.|
|Kuku Lelian (regent)||495||Regent for Wesley during and following his incarceration|