I have spoken with the “retainers” of this would be noble. And while the terms that which they refer to themselves are indeed suspect; they are just words. If this Rivior wishes to play as one of his betters, we should at least find some use of him and his gaggle of followers.
As such I have “agreed” to work with him in an arrangement. In exchange for their agreed action to aid me in as of yet undisclosed actions.
I do think we can make use of these individuals as a cats paw. And should the Guard decide they are a threat to deal with we will have assured we have kept them under close watch with myself as an informant of their actions.
I would recommend a stance of observation and mild hands on attention. Perhaps we can find a use for these upstarts.