Court

Your ties lead one way or another, by blood, marriage, coercion, wealth or talent to the elite over the unwashed masses. You don’t necessarily have a direct link to nobility, but with the Court Influence you might find yourself invited to revels where such nobility can be present. Court Influence also has effects or means to lobby the nobility within the domain and create or destroy nobles careers.

    • Know whos who in the Court scene (Trace someone with low-level Court influence)
    • Arrange for modest entertainment at a courtly event (With 2x Performance or Expression ability)
    • Learn about celebrations in advance (Watch Court actions with 1 temp. Contacts)
    • Learn what is fashionable to avoid a minor faux pas (Gain 1 temp. Etiquette ability)
    • Know, and be known by, the local elite (Trace someone with high-level Court influence)
    • Borrow Idle money from local nobles (Gain 1 temp. Coin Resource )
    • Track most celebrities and luminaries (Gain 1 temp. Info Net to investigate a Court action)
    • Spread damning gossip (Block a level 2 or lower Court action)
    • Hobnob well above your station (Grow 1 Domain into Court influence)
    • Crush promising courtier careers (Attack 1 Court influence )
    • Hear juicy court gossip (Gain 2 temp. Contacts to watch Court actions)
    • Host a small intimate gathering of society elite (Gain 1 temp. Allies)
    • Gain minor celebrity status (Boost a Court 4 or lower action)
    • Throw a small party or celebration for the commoners (Boost population morale by 1)
    • Hear a piece of juicy gossip about an individual (Gain 1 temp. Info Net)
    • Serve as a patron to a skilled artist (Gain 1 temp. Luxury Resource at random)
    • Ruin a club, gallery, festival or other posh gathering (Attack 2 Court influence)
    • Obtain invitations to important and royal celebrations (Gain 1 temp. Standing for a month)
    • Receive gifts from wealthy courtiers (Gain 2 temp. Luxury Resource at random)
    • Arrange for someone to receive positive publicity (Gain 3 temp. Newspaper influence this month)
    • Open a small but influential theater or gallery (Grow up to 2 Domain into Court influence)
    • Make a good impression with visiting nobles (Gain 1 temp. Patron)
    • Cause a scandal to publicly humiliate a courter (Block a Court 5 or lower action)
    • Arrange for a masterful performance (With 5x Performance or Expression ability)
    • Establish your territory as a hub of art and culture (Attempt to grow 1 perm. Domain)
    • Destroy the career of a minor established courtier (Attack 3 Court influence or Destroy 1 Standing)
    • Gain introduction into the city’s elite social circles (Gain 2 temp. Standing for a month)
    • Throw a high-society fundraiser for a politician (Gain 5 temp. Political influence this month)
    • Arrange a significant festival or celebration (Improve morale & attract domain pop.)
    • Make someone a minor celebrity (Create 1 perm. Standing for yourself or another)
    • Become a major celebrity (Boost a Court 6 or lower action)
    • Open a large gallery or theater in the city (Grow up to 3 Domain to Allies or Court influence)
    • Make someone a major celebrity (Create 2 perm. Standing for yourself or another)
    • Impress visiting high-status or imperial nobility (Gain or grant 1 perm. (npc) Patron)
    • Attract a crowd of sycophants (Gain 3 temp. Allies, or 1 perm. Allies)
    • Find an artistically charged font of power (Attempt to locate a Font of Power)
    • Be well-informed about gossip of note in the courts (Learn every Court action taken this month)
    • Create a major scandal among the courts (Block a Court 8 or lower action)
    • Destroy a major courtier's career (Attack up to 4 Court influence or Destroy 2 Standing)
    • Host a domain-wide celebration or festival (Improve morale in all territories)