Rulers of holdings, whether held in trust of a Prince or in their own right. In the Old Tongue it means 'Wall Lord.' During the Rialla, various powerful athr'im meet in the Athr'im Council to discuss trade agreements, etc.. The most powerful athri is the Lord of Radzyn Keep, Chaynal.
A Lord is born to an athri, and is a noble whether or not he is the heir. Should he not inherit or be gifted with a Keep upon his knighthood, his wife and children will bear no titles. Lord can also be a title of respect. Many male Sunrunners are referred to as 'Lord,' especially if they wear many rings. Lord is also a title given to the Lord of Goddess Keep, though in many ways he is on par with the High Prince. A Prince's or Princess' illegitimate son is given the title Lord.
A Lady is usually the wife or daughter of an athri, although a Lady can hold a Keep in her own right. Lady can also be a title of respect, as with the title of 'Lord,' and many high-ranked female Sunrunners are referred to as 'Lady.' Lady is also a title given to the Lady of Goddess Keep, though in many ways she is on par with the High Prince. A Prince's/Princess' illegitimate daughter is given the title Lady.