Conflicted Nobility
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By MajorOPFMajorOPF

This intimacy set is roughly based on Shakespeare's Othello.
Negative principles and ties are represented as (-).

Honest Nobility

Defining Principle: Rule with Wisdom
Major Principle: Learn facts before making decisions
Minor Principle: Belief in meritocracy

Defining Tie: Their organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Major Tie: Trusted kinfolk
Minor Tie: Trusted advisor
Minor Tie: Trusted foreign nobility
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted external organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy

Reactive Nobility

Defining Principle: Royalty defines righteousness
Major Principle (-): Distrust those of lesser blood
Minor Principle: Overconfidence of decisions

Major Tie: Their organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Major Tie: Their children
Minor Tie: Problem solver/favoured assassin
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted external organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Minor Tie (-): Disliked marital prospect for one of their children

Centrist Nobility

Defining Principle: Honour defines righteousness
Major Principle (-): Disgust of those who act without honour
Minor Principle: Belief in meritocracy
Minor Principle: Belief in royalty’s rightful place

Major Tie: Trusted friend
Minor Tie: Their organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted external organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Minor Tie (-): Corrupt local noble.

New Nobility (elevated from lower social status)

Defining Principle (-): Pride (I can do no wrong)
Major Principle: Belief in acting honourably
Minor Principle: Belief in wisdom to solve problems

Minor Tie: Honest Nobility
Minor Tie: Trusted friend
Minor Tie: Partner/Spouse
Minor Tie: Their organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Minor Tie (-): Old friend who they shared many adventures with but acts ‘common’
Minor Tie (-): Corrupt local noble.

Honest Warrior Nobility (younger, less status)

Defining Principle: Chivalrous
Major Principle: Formal education
Minor Principle (-): Street smarts are no substitute for formal education

Major Tie: Trusted friend
Minor Tie: Trusted friend’s Partner/Spouse
Minor Tie: Honest Nobility
Minor Tie: Their organization/empire/kingdom/satrapy
Minor Tie (-): Lover they feel honour-bound to but bored with
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted rival

Warrior Nobility (less status)

Defining Principle: I above everyone else
Major Principle: Pragmatics above idealism
Major Principle: Exercise my superiority
Minor Principle: Belief in royalty’s rightful place
Minor Principle: Belief in meritocracy (among nobles)

Defining Tie (-): Disliked rival
Major Tie (-): Disliked rival
Minor Tie: Partner/Spouse
Minor Tie (-): Honest Nobility
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted rival
[You could throw in multiple disliked individuals or organizations]

Nobility

Defining Principle: Belief in the perfect life for themselves
Minor Principle: Belief in royalty’s rightful place
Minor Principle: Learn facts before making decisions

Major Tie: Another noble’s Partner/Spouse (bordering on obsession)
Minor Tie: Warrior noble
Minor Tie (-): Distrusted rival

Nobility

Defining Principle: Belief in meritocracy (idealism)
Major Principle: Trust others in positions of power as I want to be trusted

Minor Tie: New noble
Minor Tie: Another noble
Minor Tie: Another noble
Minor Tie (-): Noble who has fallen from grace

Notes: While these are designed to work with each other you can easily pick and choose between various sets. They originally were adapted for VtM.

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