Packrat wrote:Very much the case, for that matter there are probably quite a few knights who have land for whatever reason.
In fact as an extreme example one Questing Knight in one of the books mentions having a keep on Tethys that Alexius granted him, so you have a knight who holds land directly for the Emperor with no intervening fealty.
Which further complicates the view Knights are just the average noble without land, or Baronets are the lowest land holding rank.
(And rolls right back around to me really, really hoping all this stuff gets addressed in the new edition. If not the core book, then whatever noble book we get!)
The example you make is from the same Imperial Survey (Imperial Fiefs) that I pulled the example of both the Baron who has only 150 troops or so on Byzantium Secundus, and the talk of a historical Baron who almost took over an entire world (Tethys).