You could always take some of the traits of this system and drop it into a culture you are writing up. In that case nice well organized cultural systems are useful to have. Besides there is a history of posting these sortss of ranking systems on the site for use in games.
My longest running DnD campaign had a central character named Dragoneye. He would have liked this place. But as said a lot was left off the table in this one, but in the genre of collective imagination and shared story telling sometime a good hook is all a group of players needs. There are a couplde of good hooks above.