Wulfram may have been the wealthiest when the game began, but the food shortages hit Wulfram the hardest. Warburton, meanwhile, was the only nation producing a surplus of food, so not only did they avoid paying absurd grain prices but they also would have made a healthy profit off of the excess grain they were already producing. That isn’t even touching on their silver mines.
They’re so rich that the Duke doesn’t even care if crowns are being “misplaced” by the magistrates, because he’s making so much money already.
In one conversation during the single occasion we have actually met him in person. We don’t know if he has changed, or if he was just putting on an act to appear harmless. Even if he is some naive “cute puppy”, that just makes it easier for RTI or Katarina to manipulate him once they have him on the throne.
No. Again, he’s a Duke. They might talk about him like that behind his back, but to his face? No. They simply won’t get away with it. In addition is his own personal wealth and influence as Duke of Warburton combined with his RTI connections, he is also backed by the King himself.
Now considerably less wealthy after doing that.
He’s a Duke with connections to a highly influential and shadowy organization. We also have no idea what he’s been working on behind the scenes, but it’s clear he’s amounted to a great deal already - I don’t see why he’s going to stop when he’s already built up all this momentum.