I'm picking up the second edition for my own enlightenment, and to be ahead of the rush when people start running it. I'm not teribly intrested in rushing into it, especialy when all of the suportive material is still 1e. My live group means to finish Hunger of Seven Winter TAble Top as first edition.
That said, the art is awesome, and I always knew artifact armor for girls should look like that.
Zaer, the way I see incorperating your charecter, if I can see it working, would be his Manse and it's troupes being atached to a legion stationed in Harborhead, either to contain the populace, keep an eye on Mask of Winters, or both. Thus, when he went rogue, he could provide a base of Realm troupes for the possible revolution.
But without my Harbourhead book, I've fallen behind, and I can't for the life of me guess where it's gone.
I think the only reason to have the game in Heavy would be so I'd have the chance to turn the tables on Dreamshard on Yume's(my charecter in her game's) behalf. Would you mind if we had a little fun in this game if we don't let it slow things down?