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Starshade
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Norway
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Posted - 31 Aug 2019 :  11:40:12  Show Profile Send Starshade a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Reading 'Elminster in Hell', it dawned on me I never have seen why Mirt is an Lord, and since the title Lord means in real live, being noble, I thought he must belong to an house. But which?

TBeholder
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Posted - 31 Aug 2019 :  13:03:47  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mirt is a Lord of Waterdeep. This isn't an inherited position. RTFM on the Waterdhavian power structure, e.g. here: https://www.realmshelps.net/faerun/organizations/waterdeep.shtml

He does not belong to any local noble house (and only first-generation residency, AFAIK), thus technically he's a commoner and his overt influence comes from business and contacts.
Of course, he got this position in part because he doesn't really need those official perks.

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Edited by - TBeholder on 31 Aug 2019 13:08:25
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ElfBane
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Posted - 31 Aug 2019 :  15:55:15  Show Profile Send ElfBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mirt is a noble "of the Robe", not a noble "of the Sword". His office gives him noble rank and perks.
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Starshade
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Norway
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Posted - 31 Aug 2019 :  22:44:55  Show Profile Send Starshade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Though, the historic Nobles of the Robe were after a while, also inheritable upper classsmen, just lower rank than the "Sword" guys..
But good point, had to look that up to get what you meant.
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