'Duke of Silverlode' was a title held by the incumbent monarch of the old Kingdom of Charis. It was in this capacity that the House of Ahrmahk exercised dominion over Silverlode Island. Due to its rugged terrain and resultant lack of population (some 15,000 people during the Holy War on Charis), Silverlode had never been formally integrated into the Kingdom or its successor state the Empire of Charis. (LAMA)