Originally posted by AnubisXy
Ahh, okay then. So families that might have been considered Lesser Houses in earlier editions (like House Ferem) now just fall under Patrician families?
Minor Dragon-Blooded families on the Blessed Isle, such as the Bal family (re: Bal Keraz, the head of the Imperial Treasury) are simply one flavor of patrician family. Ruling Dragon-Blooded families in the Threshold who've married into the Dynasty as called "cadet houses"; they don't live on the Blessed Isle and have nothing to do with the patriciate.