I was talking about the fact that in the Venetian Republic a lot of high office individuals started out as diplomats and merchants.
Wouldnt it be possible to use the current system, the way you can make a priest like archbishop of "" with the show me how button to a version where you can make a diplomat that has climbed up the latter a character?
Maybe im just dreaming here, making a diplomat unit a character unit out of the blue. Maybe some hard scripting where the diplomat "dies" and gets opted for adoption by a random family member with the same name as the diplomat "he was before"? You would be able to go through the entire social ranking! from Diplomat to Doge?!!
that way there always would be a steady stream of signoria members of all different kind of families!