After the Storm
The benefits of nobility are not without corresponding obligations.
A noble of the Empire must be loyal to the Empire, the Emperor and their liege lord.
They must keep and support the law and never support disorder or treason.
They are expected to be pious and respect the Imperial Cults.
Courage in opposition to the Empire’s foes.
Obedience to one’s betters and particularly one’s family.
Moral standards as prescribed by the Imperial Cults (at least insofar as the peasants need to know).