DaimosofRedstone wrote:I always though that a Head of House of Status 4 simply could only have one Heir with Status 3 and the rest of the bunch COULD NOT have Status 3 because that is reserved for the heir and so they get relegated to status 2.
I thought that a house with a status 11-20 simply could not spend influence on children since their was no way any of them would reach status 3 anyways.
This probably comes from the footnote in the Heir's Status chart under Influence Holdings (Chapter Six, p107 in the GoT Edition). Notice the asterixed footnote that says "*Minimum Status 3. Status 2 does not cost an Influence investment."
It's a fuzzy bit of the rules, unfortunately. I'm inclined to assume that anyone with a "slot" in the heredity purchased through Influence deserves a Status 3, even if the House Lord's status is only a 4. It sets them above the smallfolk in just that capacity.