As the subject line asks. I think at one point there was a version that incorporated patricians/lords/knights, and may have had other premises.
The reason I ask is that I'd like to experiment with maybe creating some variations. It would have at its base the following ideas:
1. Each hamlet/manor would consist of 2d3 x 10 families (average 40) with a patrician/knight/bailiff in charge. (I understand this level of detail was I an earlier version of ACKS, but removed. I'd like to try to add it back in for modeling realms with less than a million inhabitants, or just as a base assumption for the other building blocks.)
2. A baron would have 1d10 + 10 vassals holding hamlets/manors with an average of about 620 families altogether.
3. Each additional level above a baron would have an additional 1d10 + 10 direct vassals holding manors. So if the next level above a baron was a count (no rule book with me while I'm on my lunch break so apologies if I got the hierarchy wrong) he'd have 2d10 + 20 vassals holding manors.
Any notes for how the current Realm rules work might be helpful. I want to work on a variation where the hierarchy is somewhat flattened so that all nobles baron and above owe direct allegiance to the sovereign, and another version where levels can be skipped so that a duke could have both counts and barons as direct vassals. I hope this might give a better "disorganized" feel to how a dark ages hierarchy might have developed.