Demonic Society – Ruling Social Ranks

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Demonic Society – Ruling Social Ranks

Ruling Royal Families – These are the ruling families of the Core Demons.  All heads of the ruling families sit on the Demonic Council These are the rulers of the Core Demonic realms;  The Hellborn Realm, the Noble Realm, The Lowborn Real, The Chaos Realm, the Arachne Realms, The Abyssal Realms, The Mutilation Realm, etc.  They have have a group of families who are considered the Ruling Royal Families which is overseen by the oldest family in that realm.  Lord Satan’s House is the Ruling Royal Family for the Noble Demon Realm.

There are different levels of the ruling families, some oversee the entire realms, while some oversee territories in those realms.  There are many layers of demon royals.  The royal families of the demonic realms oversee various territories and even in many cases have their own realms.  An example of this is the Divinity Kings and Queens of the Divinity Realms

Emperors and Empresses – the heads of an entire demonic realm.  This title in the outer spiritual world is specifically reserved for one who is a head of their house and also the head of their realm.  There are very few Demonic Emperors and Empresses in the outer spiritual world. I cannot speak for the inner spiritual world as those are a very different ranking system which I have not studied.

Examples of known Demon Emperors:

Emperor Satan
Emperor Leviathan

Demon Nobility


Demonic Nobility

The Demonic Nobility are the nobles houses who serve under a king and queen in their realm and assist them with overseeing that realm.  They are responsible for the territories of that realm and report directly to their king and/or queen.  The Nobles are a very important part of the structure of the demon realms and help to maintain order in the overall realm, but also allow each realm to have their own independence and set their own rules.  There is a very independent yet organized element to the demonic realms, demons are allowed to have their own freedoms, but they are also organized.

Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses – This title is similar to Duke and Duchess, the difference is more of a promotional and distinguished factor then an actual change of duties. They also work with the Ruling Royalty of that realm to coordinate its workings and structures.

Dukes and Duchesses – Serve under the Ruling Demon Royalty of that realm and usually assist with different tasks and organizing the overall structure of that realm. They work very closely with the ruling Royalty to coordinate the workings of the realm.

Examples of known Demonic Dukes

Duke Agares
Duke Valefar
Duke Barbatos
Duke Gusion
Duke Eligos
Duke Zepar
Duke Bathin
Duke Sallos
Duke Aim
Duke Buné
Duke Berith
Duke Astaroth/ Duchess Astarte
Duke Dantalion
Duke Focalor
Duke Vepar
Duke Vual
Duke Crocell
Duke Allocer
Duke/Count Murmur
Duke Gremory
Duke Vapula
Duke Flauros

Counts and Countesses – The count and the countesses can be responsible for the individual armies of a specific realm and also coordinating the political side with the Demon Commanders. Whereas commanders and generals can be exceptionally militant counts can also take into account their individual realm and its needs and coordinate efforts in a way that is beneficial for both. They also can command their own personal legions and can be charged with the protection of an area of a realm.

Examples in Literature

Count/President Botis
Count/President Marax
Count/Prince Ipos
Count/President Glasya-Labolas
Count Furfur
Count Halphas
Count Andromalius
Count Räum
King/Count Viné
Count Bifrons

Marquis and Marquess – Often more militant in mind then a count, they are similar to a count except for the fact that marquis have displayed an overall understanding of protection and defence and are quite capable of arranging strategic defences for their areas.  They will work on providing protection and defences for their realms.

Examples of known demon Marquis and Marquesses

Marquis Samigina
Marquis Aamon
Marquis Leraje
Marquis Naberius
Marquis/Count Ronové
Marquis Forneus
Marquess Marchosias
Marquis Phenex
Marquis Decarabia
Marquis Sabnock
Marquis Shax
Marquis Orias
Marquis Andras
Marquis Andrealphus
Marquis Kimaris

Barons and Baronesses – The Barons are responsible for a pocket of land in a territory and are responsible for governing that land.  The territories are incredible vast and it does help at times to have nobility assigned to oversee the small regions within that territory.

Demonic Royalty

Demon Royalty

High Kings and High Queens – The ruling houses of the realm work with the Emperor of their realm to make sure that things are running smoothly and efficiently.  The ruling families of any realm usually all know each other and work closely to ensure that entire realm runs smoothly.  They also coordinate the other Kings and Queens Under them who have their own sub realms and territories.

Examples of known Demon High Kings and Queens:

High King Paimon
High King Sartog
High King Sorath
High King Mammon
High King Asmodeus
High King Belial
High King/President Zagan
High King Amdusias

High Princes and High Princesses –  The Children of a High king and High queen. This rank is one for those who are descended from a Demon High King of High Queen and are a member of one of the Core ruling families.  They often do have their own realms, but have decided not to move to the rank of High King or Queen.  Usually when they have not attained that rank it means that they are more militant and heavily involved in the core military army.  They assist their Families with their duties and responsibilities.  High Kings and High Queens are often much more political and devote their time to the political aspects, where as the high princes and princesses at times are more militant and choose to ascend in the Military ranks over political ones.

Examples of known High Princes and Princesses

High Prince/King Lucifer
High Prince Azazel

Kings and Queens – Demon kings and queens are a royal title. These demons are from one of the royal families and they command and oversee their own realm.  They can and often are also Dark Lords and Ladies.   The Kings and the Queens Oversee realms, the core demons realms and the other demons realms can have different structures and different definitions of what a king and a queen is.  These Demons rule the sub realms of a large demonic realm.  The demon realms like the Hellborn Realm, and the Lowborn realm are massive and have thousands upon thousands of sub realms which are overseen by the demonic kings and queens.

Examples of known Demon Kings and Queens

King Bael
King Beleth
King Purson
King/Count Viné
King Balam

Princes and Princesses – The Children of an appointed king and queen. This rank is one for those who are descended from a Demon King of Queen and have not been appointed the Rank of King of Queen to preside over their own realm, they always assist their parents with their duties and responsibilities. There are situations where there is no direct lineage and a demon in appointed a prince in as rank in order to serve a Demon King or Queen.

Examples of known demons princes and princesses

Prince Vassago
Prince Sitri
Prince/Count Ipos
Prince/President Gäap
Prince Stolas
Prince Seere
Prince Orobas