Circa 1300's. I need an aristocrat that would have SOME contact with court. He needs to be able to send a letter to the king requesting a favor, but obscure enough to not be in court non stop. He is married to a girl from another small, obscure kingdom who has royal connections in her kingdom, but since these are all made up, he needs the obscurity to NOT be under the scrutiny of "that's not how he really acted". I'm having trouble determining the hierarchy of Vicomt, Baron, Prince, Marques etc. Who is higher on the totem pole and who is lower?