In fact most of Spanish nobles were debt filled hijosdalgo That PRETEND being Dandy to maintaining a reputation of Honorable. EXACTLY SAME SITUATION TIERRA HAS. And our lord dandy… It has to have a ILLUSION of riches to bang a proper lady and maintain the dinasty… No pretending no wife with means no babies no nobility preservation.
Also you could be playing a serious guy but is a choice of games. Iron balls is a Borbon lol So I want some dandy choices. That also alleviate the heavy political situation and could be funny and charming for other players. Your character could be all grumpy about Waste resources and Need of decorum and seriousness. There were people like that in our Cortes lol the old grumpy Conservatives XD
Edit Just to make it clear I like the political way of design Tierra and the deepnest and logic. My criticism feedback is not about that is about the Flavour Protocol and the lack of certain charm and fun Cortes colourful exuberance. Certain touch could give
1 Certain breaking the serious stuff that certain casual could find boring.
2- Break the perception OH MY GOOD THIS IS ACTUAL BRITANNIA … WHERE IS VICTORIA???