whenever you demand service or respect according to your station or standing.
On a 10+, they totally fall in line.
On a 7-9, they fall in line, but you or the MC choose one:
- You've lost face in the eyes of you peers
- The loyalty of those below you is shaken
- Those above you doubt your ability to govern
- It breeds contempt
- You don't have jurisdiction is this instance, so it'll cost you
On a miss, they don't owe you shit.
whenever you enter into a contract, pledge or covenant
. One's word and name are all one is. As such, these are metaphysically binding. Breaking them begets fuckery.
On a 10+, there are loopholes or clauses in your favour
On a 7-9, it's binding
On a miss, there are loopholes or clauses that are definitely not in your favour
Also, based on your status score, you'll have a small number of mostly loyal attendants, serfs, slaves, concubines, handmaidens, wards &c. Somewhere between 0-10. Not quite a gang
in the Chopper sense but a number of useful NPCs the PCs will be responsible for.
The ideal came to be when reading some commentary on Genji's Tale, wherein when a courtier was doing something sneaky or private and thus going it 'alone' he'd have at least
two or three attendants with him. TWO OR THREE. My list of names is going to be huge.
This might be a strata thing and not a stat in it's own right but I feel that if the PCs want a group bigger than 10 or so, they can pick up the Chopper, Hocus or Hardholder kits.