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An Overlord is the leader of a [[Side]] in [[Erfworld]]. An Overlord with [[Royal|royal ancestry]] is typically called a King or Queen, dependent on gender.
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The Overlord has absolute power over his subjects. He literally can end them with a thought. All subjects are forced to serve his will due to [[Thinkamancy|Natural Thinkamancy]]. The Overlord decides what city production, can promote units to [[Warlord]]s, and can designate an [[Heir]]. The Overlord chooses the [[Chief Warlord]], but can command his [[Side|Side's]] Turn if necessary.
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=Proposed Canon=
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An '''Overlord''' (or Overlady for women) is a [[Ruler]] that is not a [[Royal]]. They can come to power when a [[Ruler]] names a non-Royal [[Warlord]] or [[Caster]] as [[Heir Designate]], or if a non-royal Warlord founds a new [[Side]] by [[Claiming a City|laying claim]] to an unowned [[Capital Site]]. It's unknown if Overlords can explicitly pop [[Heir]]'s or must promote a [[commander]] to give them the special.
  
An Overlord that dies without an [[Heir]] causes that [[Side]] to end. [[City|Cities]] become neutral, and [[Units]] in cities are unable to act even to leave. Units in the field revert to [[barbarian|barbarism]].
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Overlords and overladies can have families just like Royals do. If an overlord is in the [[Capital]] when a [[Commander]] type unit [[pop]]s, it may bear their last name and be considered their son or daughter. Much like a Royal [[King]] or Queen popping an [[Heir]] considers them their son or daughter. This was the case with [[Overlord Firebaugh]], his son [[Tommy Firebaugh]] ([[Warlord]]), and daughter [[Wanda Firebaugh]] ([[Caster]], [[Croakamancer]]). All three of them were of the [[Croatan]] [[Tribe]], which also seems to be a trait that is passed down along with the last name.
  
==Known Overlords and their Heirs==
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==Known Overlords include:==
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*[[Stanley the Tool]] of [[Gobwin Knob]]
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*[[Charlie]] of [[Charlescomm]]
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*[[Overlord Firebaugh]] of [[Goodminton]]{{ref|[[IPTSF 1]]}}
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*[[Wanda Firebaugh]], briefly Overlady of Goodminton.
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*[[Judy Gale]] of [[Haffaton]]
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*[[Dame]] [[Branch]] of [[Haffaton]]
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*[[Lex Doothis]] of [[Haffaton]]
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*[[Blair]] of [[Westeregg]]
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*[[Bell]] of [[Easteros]]
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*[[Lord Maglite]] of [[Bullyclub]]
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*[[Shelby the Cobra]] (unnamed side)
  
===[[Charlescomm]]===
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=Speculation=
  
*[[Charlie]] (current Overlord)
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[[Sides]] run by Overlords rather than Royals can't [[pop]] [[Royalty and Nobility|Royal or Noble]] units.
*heir: unknown, if any
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===[[Faq]]===
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Overladies [[Bell]] and [[Blair]] were probably popped by the same overlord or overlady, which would explain why they're referred to as sisters.
*[[King Banhammer]] (croaked)
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*heir: [[Jillian Zamussels]] (she never succeeded Banhammer)
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===[[Gobwin Knob]]===
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If a [[Noble]] founds a side or inherits it, they don't become a [[Royal]] side or an overlordship, but a [[Regency]].
 
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*[[King Saline IV]] (succeeded by [[Stanley the Tool]], croaked)
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*[[Stanley the Tool]] (current Overlord)
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*heir: no heir named
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===[[Jetstone]]===
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*[[King Slately]] (current King)
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*heir: Unknown, formerly [[Prince Ansom]] before he was croaked.
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===[[Transylvito]]===
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*[[Don King]] (current King)
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*heir: unknown
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==Speculation==
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The heir of a side is usually the Chief warlord and vice-versa. From the three known heirs, Ansom, Stanley, Jillian, the former two were also [[Chief Warlord]]. It also makes a lot of sense to combine the two positions: a chief warlord is the second most powerful unit of a side and has a lot of influence in military and diplomatic strategic and acts in many ways as replacement for the overlord. Also the chief warlord is by definition and natural thinkamancy the most loyal person and therefore less likely to plan regicide. <br>
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Deduced from the speculation above it is likely that [[Caesar Borgata]] is the heir of [[Transylvito]].
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It is possible that the correct technical term for this position is "Ruler", based on recent edits to the Wiki by [[Rob Balder]] (see [[Gem]]). Confusion may have come from Parson learning facts temporally. Initially, he knew only of Stanley, an Overlord, so the fifth Klog spoke of Overlords. Later, he learns that Overlords are Rulers that are not Royal, and so the more general term Ruler is introduced Klog 10. Some people may not have recognized that change in learning, and so felt Overlord was the correct terminology.
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Revision as of 11:22, 15 May 2014

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Proposed Canon

An Overlord (or Overlady for women) is a Ruler that is not a Royal. They can come to power when a Ruler names a non-Royal Warlord or Caster as Heir Designate, or if a non-royal Warlord founds a new Side by laying claim to an unowned Capital Site. It's unknown if Overlords can explicitly pop Heir's or must promote a commander to give them the special.

Overlords and overladies can have families just like Royals do. If an overlord is in the Capital when a Commander type unit pops, it may bear their last name and be considered their son or daughter. Much like a Royal King or Queen popping an Heir considers them their son or daughter. This was the case with Overlord Firebaugh, his son Tommy Firebaugh (Warlord), and daughter Wanda Firebaugh (Caster, Croakamancer). All three of them were of the Croatan Tribe, which also seems to be a trait that is passed down along with the last name.

Known Overlords include:

Speculation

Sides run by Overlords rather than Royals can't pop Royal or Noble units.

Overladies Bell and Blair were probably popped by the same overlord or overlady, which would explain why they're referred to as sisters.

If a Noble founds a side or inherits it, they don't become a Royal side or an overlordship, but a Regency.