Infidel wrote:I don't get Caesar's minor nobility at all. There is no breeding, so Royalty is either True/False. White or Black, no shades of grey. No marriage issues to complicate things or thin the bloodline by mingling with mere commoners.
It is possible that it isn't. It sounds like the location that you are popped from determined if you can be a Royal or Nobles.
Maybe the city manager determines if it is possible to pop Royals and Nobles. If the city is managed by a Royal, then it can pop Royals. Similarly, if it is managed by a Noble, it can pop Nobles.
Now, a Royal popped by the capital would be a Royal Heir. While, a Royal popped in another city would be of lower standing.
A newly captured level 1 city managed by a Noble would thus be able to pop Nobles, but they wouldn't be considered high status.
In another thread (or maybe earlier in this one), I suggest that Royal/Noble/Commoner status is determined by how long a side lasts, i.e. a side with an overlord might be able to pop a Noble Heir, if it lasts long enough.
Maybe Royals/Nobles popped from cities that have been part of the side for a long time are considered higher status.