[LMB] sort of ties in with

Andrew Lambdin-Abraham a.abraham at mail.utexas.edu
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:34:58 -0400

On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 08:32 AM, D Echelbarger wrote:

> But if he's leading the Armsmen, then wouldn't he be, by default, the
> Count's Heir? (Or the Count himself, if all his other relations are
> dead.)   Only a Count or his Heir can swear/lead Armsmen, right?

Can swear them, sure.  I don't think it could possibly be without 
precedent for Armsmen to follow some other family member if the Count is 
unavailable, or if they were assigned to this boy, or all sorts of other 

In any event, wouldn't the son need to have been confirmed to be the 
Count's heir or Count?  If his father and older brother were say killed 
at the same time, responsibility would devolve on him while at the same 
time his legal authority wouldn't.