The Councils of the SMA
Kings and Queens of the Middle Ages were the final authorities of their lands, but they were never without the council of those vassals and wise members of their populace to help them make decisions. Knights, earls, dukes, jarls, and even important people from the general population of the common class were placed in council positions to advise the King and Queen in times of need.
No one person, even a King could know everything all the time, so they relied on these councils to inform them in matters they had expertise in. On rare occasions these Councils could run a Kingdom during prolonged absences of their Royal Monarchs.
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