The World Nobles, also known as the Celestial Dragons (天竜人 Tenryūbito?, literally meaning "Heavenly Dragon Folk"), are the descendants of nineteen of the Twenty Kings who established what is now known as the World Government. All World Nobles bare the surname "Royal", those who have abandoned their status as a World Noble adopt the surname "Lucifer".
Due to their connections with the World Government, Royals are known for abusing their power; going as far as to kidnap people and sexually abuse women for their own comfort. These are the people who are allowed to live in the Holy Land of Mariejois. However, due to their connection to the World Government, they constantly abuse their power and look down on the people below them, referring to them as commoners.