Carmanian questions

From: Peter Metcalfe <>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 10:37:51 +1300

Peter Nordstrand:

>Me>Most Carmanian fiefs are not hereditary. On the death
> >of the fief-holder, the head of the house assigns it to
> >another Carmanoi.

>So the land is owned/controlled by the noble houses,
>who in turn distributes it among the Karmanoi? Funky!
>Is there any RW equivalent to this?

Mainly in Ottoman Turkey and the Middle East, further reinforcing the quasi-Persian analogy of the Carmanians. Not that I've actually cloven to the authentic oriental line when describing Carmania - far from it in one particular case.

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