A note of Nobility
The practice of nobility is normally a double sided affair in public they all support each other and always follow the crown and appear to be on good terms while behind the scene it is in fact the opposite story with all competing for favor with the royal family or those of a higher standing or increasing there standing.
As general unspoken rules it is practiced that no one generally marriage in to any more then 2 ranks (or 3 ranks in the higher stations) above or below there station though particularly in the case of the royal family families of lower stations with via for favor at every gathering.
Gathering are extremely regular for parties and many noble families send there children at one point or another to spend a short or long stay at the palace as it is the best way for noble children to become recognized in court as well as to learn the game of nobles and also run the possibility to find suitors .
Noble parties are a masked affair as per following of tradition where back in older times it was considered to be bad luck to be looked upon in social circumstances with out a disguise for it would bring demons. while other nobles change there masks to fall in line with this year or month latest fashion, the king always wears a signature black mask over the eyes that has shaping to accommodate the nose. this is a representation of the king being able to watch and judge everything while the colour of the mask being black represents the Caststeel family colour.