Nobles only care about 2 things: Status and gossip.

They see themselves as being above the common folk, usually seeing them as a tool to maintain their position of power and wealth. To keep the common folk under their influence, they are willing to go to great lengths to ensure they are perceived as the most important people in society. For this reason, their reputation becomes their greatest strength, but also their greatest weakness.

Nobles fight each other using gossip as a weapon in a political battle of mind and wit. Nobles thrive on rumors and secrets, which they use to gain leverage over their peers. They are always looking for new information to use against their rivals or to improve their own standing. This obsession with gossip can be both entertaining and dangerous, as it often leads to deceit and betrayal within the noble class. It is very common for nobles to spreading lies and rumors to discredit their enemies and strengthen their own position.

art by @rafaellam
Elysium's Door