I'll explain something about the master/mistresses of sects though- They're more like the lord and lady, they have some say over their sect, but they're actually just there to keep their sects in line.
Usually, the master/mistress of the natural/suicide/accidental sect are sane, but that's not always the case. Noel isn't insane, nor is she one of those mushy- Cave in kind of people. She was a professional world renowned dominatrix in life. >>;