Two things in this post: One, we are about ready to start. Depending on how antsy I get, I may post an OOC thread and let you guys post sheets.
Secondly, I created some homebrew rules for changing Courts-they are described below, tell me what you guys think.
The stories and fictions of Mortals are rife with characters who change loyalties, sometimes coming with a change in power or one hell of a death scene. The Nobles, while not as likely to die from changing Courts, can certainly swear loyalty to a different Queen. The two main barriers to changing are time and will.
Firstly, a Noble who wishes to change courts must have the Invocation of that Court at an equal or higher level then her current Court's favored invocation. If a Champion of Swords with Fuoco 2 wished to become a Champion of Clubs, he would need Legno at 2 or higher.
After that, all it takes is time. A Noble must spend a number of weeks equal to their Inner Light meditating upon the philosophies of the Court she intends to join. These weeks must be consecutive, but time spent adventuring does not interrupt this period of meditation. The Storyteller is well within their right to increase the amount of time required if the Noble does not act in accordance with the philosophies she is meditating on while out fighting the Darkness. Inversely, a Storyteller should reduce the required time if the Noble is acting fully in accordance with the philosophies.
Once this period of meditation is complete, the Noble spends a Willpower DOT-not point, DOT-and changes Courts. This Willpower can be bought back with Experience. The Noble is not doubted in the slightest by his new Court-the philosophies shine forth from within, leaving no confusion as to where his loyalties now lie.
Courtless Nobles may, at Storyteller discretion, join any Court they wish without spending this Willpower and only spending 1 week meditating. Once a Court is chosen, the only way to change is the method described above. Also at Storyteller discretion, switching to the Court of Storms may require days or mere hours-giving in to fury and rage is far easier then choosing a different path of Light.