The position of Baron does not carry with it any authority beyond the military sphere; however, in certain nations of Konti-Nyuum, Barons also serve as political leaders: the Protectorate of Borrd is ruled by its barons.
Today, barons are directly elected from the population as a whole. In the past, they have been appointed by a number of different methods.
Historical Baronies Edit
The baronial borders of Konti-Nyuum have changed repeatedly over the years. The boundaries of each new barony are determined by the Edict of Bast.
A full, clickable map of the evolution of the baronies is available here.