Houses of Betazed
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The Houses of Betazed is the top most social class of Betazoid society. All of the individuals in this class are considered to be actual descendants of ancestral Betazoids. The Houses of Betazoids are numbered, and they can also be classified in the qualities that the Houses are supposed to hold. Each House can be made up of numerous families, all distantly related, and often holding their relation to the ancestral Betazoids in high regard.
Members of the Houses are considered nobility by their culture, and can be afforded numerous titles. Among them include:
- mother/father (often named head of House or individual family - sometimes also known as regent)
- daughter/son (offspring of the House head or one of those considered next in line for the title)
- speaker (representative for a family)
Due to the matriarchal society of the Betazoids, daughters of nobility are always the first to be considered as heir to a family name, but if no female heirs have been produced, males are also accepted in this roles without question. When a Betazoid or a member of a family chooses to forsake their title and position in a House, their names are often struck from the family tree.
Those employed by noble families can also be inducted into their house of nobility, but generally are not afforded titles or positions of representation.
To date, there are a total of 20 separate houses.
- First House of Betazed: House of Honesty/Truth
- Second House of Betazed: House of Science and Mysticism
- Third House of Betazed: House of Health
- Fourth House of Betazed: House of Natural Art and Muses
- Fifth House of Betazed: House of Nobility
- Sixth House of Betazed: House of Heart and Life
- Seventh House of Betazed: House of Courage
- Eighth House of Betazed: House of Intuition
- Ninth House of Betazed: House of Agriculture (formerly House of Wealth)
- Tenth House of Betazed: House of Perseverance
- Eleventh House of Betazed: House of Hearth
- Twelfth House of Betazed: House of Balance
- Thirteenth House of Betazed: House of Peace and Protection
- Fourteenth House of Betazed:
- Fifteenth House of Betazed:
- Sixteenth House of Betazed:
- Seventeenth House of Betazed:
- Eighteenth House of Betazed:
- Nineteenth House of Betazed:
- Twentieth House of Betazed: House of Travelers
- House (Betazed), Memory Beta