Title says all. I'm reviewing the Core rulebook, the Houses of Hermes books, and Lords of Men right now, but it's all sort of tumbling around in my brain not forming a coherent whole, in part because I don't know much or really anything about IRL politics. I mean, I'm getting the information, and whichever part I'm reading makes sense while I'm reading it, but then it all jumbles again when I try to apply it. Like, without the page(s) in question open in front of me, my brain can't get past "nobles want everyone to love them except the people whose land he wants, and he wants everyone else to hate those people". I literally can't make heads or tails of the Hermetic side of things without multiple books open in front of me, and even then the information is so segmented that I find it vague even while reading it. Something about trading favors?
Can somebody give me a bullet list or summary of how politics work on each end, one for what nobles do and one for what the Order of Hermes does? (I mean, House Guernicus and Trianoma Bonisagus seem to have a lot to do) Doesn't need to be comprehensive; that's what the book chapters themselves are for. I just want an outline, something that sort of puts the major points in big, bold letters and neatly ties the whole political process up, linking it all together so that I can apply the things I've read to it without confusing myself.
Thanks in advance if you can help me out with this!