Here are some ideas for noble houses, mostly ones that were too weird, or not weird enough, for my city of Immergleich:
- Literally think they’re animals
- All look the same. Different ages, different sizes, different sexes, but same faces and same basic shape.
- Represented by porcelain golems with exaggerated features. Nobody knows what the real nobles look like.
- Have given up on their line, as they cannot breed (or never have live births). They have made tombs for themselves, and live in them.
- Are not human and cannot be seen.
- All blind – use another sense as a replacement.
- Tend bizarre sea creatures – tanks are in every room. The sea creatures are mostly running the show, controlling the human through hormones and drugs they secrete into the water.
- Degenerate and ageing out – still powerful, but they have to share hearts, eyes, teeth etc as there are not enough to go around.