Of Kings and Men
The Knight Houses
“The Knight Houses are made up entirely of noble families who have a proud military tradition that goes back for centuries, possibly even to the time of the First Men.
They form the bulk of a Great Clan’s military might. Each house is duty-bound to provide as many warriors as it can to it’s leige, and each Knight House typically houses two to three thousand levies, a small contingent of knights and their retinues, and enough garrison troops to defend their castles.
They are unique amongst the lower nobility in that they are allowed to own castles and adjacent villages.
The Knight Houses are highly respected, even amongst the highest leadership of the Clans, and they often have extreme standards of honour and integrity to maintain or else face the many smaller houses that are waiting for the chance to divide the lands of a Knight House amongst themselves."