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High Lord was a title of nobility in San'Shyuum society, wielded by titled members of the aristocratic high-caste. The title was used by the Reformists and in the early years of the Covenant.
As members of the San'Shyuum nobility, High Lords were expected to use anti-gravity chairs for transportation and comfort. Those born to lower-caste broods were destined to serve as subordinates to High Lords. For example, stewards were selected from the lower-caste to accompany High Lords on the battlefield to serve as a personal military advisor and bodyguard, despite the fact that High Lords were better armed than stewards. Under the Covenant, the title of High Lord was considered to be relatively lower in status in comparison to the offices of minister and Prophet.
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