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Room requirements  
Office Royal Throne Room
Quarters Royal Bedroom
Dining room Royal Dining Room
Tomb Royal Mausoleum
Furniture requirements
Chests 10
Cabinets 5
Weapon racks 5
Armor stands 5
Mandates 5
Demands 10
Arrival conditions
This article is about an older version of DF.

The monarch is the highest level noble. Rather than being promoted from within, like the baron, count, and duke, the monarch arrives as an immigrant from the previous capital. A male monarch is known as a "king" and a female as a "queen". Either may arrive with an opposite gendered "king consort" or "queen consort", as well as an entourage that can include elite military dwarves and ordinary workers. Unlike previous versions, the monarch will no longer come upon the discovery of adamantine.[Verify]

You may check how close you are to meeting the requirements for a monarch's arrival by pressing n c after you have become a Metropolis. This option does not appear on the Nobles screen before then.

When the monarch arrives, your fortress becomes the capital of your civilization. That means you will no longer receive visits from a dwarven liaison, nor can you give goods to dwarven caravans as offerings.

The monarch arrives at the same time as an immigration wave, but has an entirely separate entourage that can spawn from a different part of the map. The monarch's entourage consists of a group of dwarves with Legendary +5 skill in a random weapon (but no skill in Fighter}, Accomplished Dodger, Shield User, and Armor User, and that enter play with the "doesn't really care about anything anymore" trait.

Appointed Nobles
Military Ranks
Elected Nobles