If your avatar in Genesis is humanoid, it will have a political status based on one of four levels. Each alignment has its own names for each of the levels, but they all function roughly the same. Each political level grants your avatar more power to vote on decisions that affect everybody in your alignment. It also allows you more power in determining laws for your city, county, or alignment.
The lowest level is composed of serfs, who own no land.
The next level is composed of nobles who own one plot of land.
The following level is composed of barons who own entire cities and counties.
Finally, the last level is composed of a single ruler who resides over all of their alignment.
Additionally, all races share the same set of military ranks, which grant the players certain commanding powers on the battlefield.