Land and Lordship
Christmas in July for the Patreon? Pace yourself, have a sandwich, you're nothing but skin and bones and rules.
Tyros is paying 6,000gp tribute to someone. Is that going to the governor/entity above Ambador, who Ambador also pays the 600gp urban tribute to? If Ambador owns lands outside the domain he governs, then, he's governed by that governor/entity?
If there is a governor above Ambador, then there's governors below, responsible for the subvassals, paying Ambador the subvassal tribute? And when urban settlements develop in these subvassals, they begin to pay Ambador the urban tribute?
If that's the case, then, Ambador manages a number of governors the same as he would regular vassals? Are these "subvassals" of the bureaucratic side only - does Tyros have any connection to the sub-landowners, or are these fully Ambador's "vassals", with all the implications thereof? Favors, duties, henchmanry (and nonhenchman vassal rules), etc?
And as such these are defined as subvassals, rather than just a giant mess of multiple landowners, because of the size of the domain Ambador can directly manage?
If he's just a landowner, then, Tyros' level does not come into play for how much land he can own? If Tyros held more land than an available governor can handle, his lands would be split into multiple governed domains, and revenue split accordingly.
And, theoretically, if he has the power granted to him for other reasons, a landowner could appoint their own governors of their lands.
Which implies a PC can acquire as much property as possible, develop a bureaucratic tree of henchmen/subhenchmen - then govern his own domain for the XP, gain the tribute income from the bureaucracy, and the land revenue from the whole deal?
Or all of this is fevered speculation :)