To ascend the throne in Moravia, a potential candidate must be of the Lancerey bloodline, related directly or indirectly, (E.g. the children of the monarch's siblings, cousins, uncles and aunts) and possess magical talent of any calibre.
Moravian laws of succession are uncanny in that they allow illegitimate children of the bloodline to take the throne if no other suitable heir is found. Normally, an heir is groomed from a very young age, schooled in the arts of sorcery and trained not only to rule the kingdom, but in the use of their magical abilities as well.
If no suitable candidates can be found among the monarch's immediate or extended family, then the claim of an illegitimate child who is directly related may be considered stronger than that of a distant relative's. However, a legitimate member's claim will always take precedence over an illegitimate one.
Direct members of the Moravian royal family, legitimate or illegitimate, are titled Lancerey Royals and given the style His/Her Illustrious Highness for Princes and Princesses, and His/Her Illustrious Majesty for Kings and Queens. Their symbol is the Lancerey Lion, seen on the coat of arms, and the royal colours are red and silver (Gules and Argent).
It is not uncommon for Moravia to send a potential royal heir to manage a satellite province of the Kingdom's as a test of stewardship, and to prove that should they take the throne, that they will be a competent monarch.
Under good rulership, such provinces flourish, only to fall back into poverty and lawlessness once the temporary government is withdrawn. Moravia has many such satellite territories under its commonwealth that are used for this purpose.
It is the appointed potential’s task to preside over the territory, maintain law and order, and to help the society prosper to prove their worthiness as a ruler though this task is not essential to ultimately ascending the throne.
Worn by Lancerey Royals. The silver (rather than gold) signifies that the wearer may hold a claim to the Moravian throne, and is of the royal family's bloodline, though their claim may be distant and indirect. The flowing forms of the circlet symbolise the magic that is supposedly hereditary in the Lancerey line of sorcerers, though not all of the bloodline inherit magical ability.