About the Rebel Line/Royalist Faction–
When you state “consider limiting the upper echelon noble lifepaths” for this Faction, since they are (at the start of the campaign at least), “out of power”, would Court Lord ALSO fall into the examples (Anvil Lord, Forged Lord, Hammer Lord)?
The fulcrum is: I’m debating if Court Lord is a powerful-enough LP that would cripple this faction’s credibility of not being ruling the planet! (ie. why aren’t they in power if they have powerful people capable of attaining & holding it at the onset?)