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DrTurtlesse
May 14, 2009
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Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Common Calendar    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A colourful but universally applicable calendar.

Cheka Man
January 14, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
30 Systems of Justice    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Thirty systems of justice-or the most rank injustice, in some cases.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.333333
Samurai Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A system for samurai ranks. Still having trouble with the output of this one.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.500000
Gurkha Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A short summary of the ranks used by the Gurkha Regiments of the British Indian Army.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Byzantine Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

An attempt to codify the Byzantine military system.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Guild Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks of the members of a particular craft guild or livery company.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Ottoman Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A simplified explanation of the nobility of the Ottoman Empire.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 6113
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Arabic Nobility Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A fantasy version of nobility from a Middle-Eastern type setting.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 5769
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Order of Assassins Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Hashashin, also known as the Order of Assassins or Silver Band.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Thuggee Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

The hierarchy of the Thuggee Cult.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
Shinto Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Hierarchy of the Shinto religion.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.000000
Monastic Religious Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for monastic religious organizations.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 2010
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.785714
Sumo Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Sumotori Ranks

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.100000
Geisha Ranking    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

A summary of the various ranks found within the geisha community.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Chivalric Order Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Ranks & Titles for Chivalric & Theocratic Knightly Orders

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.928571
Mongol Military Organization    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Mongol Military Ranks & Civil Organization

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 11150
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.600000
Western-Style Religious Order Rank System    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Titles & Ranks for a standard organized church hierarchy.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.250000
Fantasy Military Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Land Forces military ranks for fantasy settings.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Ninja Ranks    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Expanded ninja ranks as used by myself.

Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008
Hits: 6165
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.916667
Naval Ranks and Titles    Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (General)

Naval ranking of crew and officers.

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Patterns in surnames: There are many ways a surname could have evolved over centuries. One possibility is migration. A Roman name may have traveled to France and hence to England where it was later Anglicized. Case in point - the surname Lawrence went from Laurentius (Roman) to Laurent (French) to Lawrence (English) and then to Lowry (Scottish). There is also natural etymological evolution. For example, a Middle English spelling may have evolved to a modern English spelling (e.g. Stiward to Stewart). Where did your character's Surname come from?

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