Originally posted by ReshyShira
Is it enough of an increase to justify things like the dynastic stipend? Do they need to adhere to the one child every x years policy thing (if that's an influence at all)?
The stipend ensures that Dynasts can live in sufficient style to set themselves socially above the patriciate, and to ensure that their children (who may someday Exalt) can be raised in Dynastic style and sent to the proper schools. Much of the reason why house matriarchs strike especially poorly pedigreed families from the house ledgers is to avoid paying the stipend to support children deemed unlikely to Exalt.