Who is bestowed power? Why are they? And how do they maintain it? I investigate this power struggle, not by looking forward, but by looking extensively into our past. Nulle terre sans seigneur (‘no land without a lord’) ran the old French adage. An adage that signified the noble’s gamut of lordly rights, privileges, and jurisdiction that came with their estate. Powers bestowed upon them not by merit but by dynastic virtue. To follow the family lineage of a noble house is to arrive at a past that was often mythical, if not consciously fabricated. What they did with this bestowed power was wildly unproductive and self-indulgent.