There is something familiar about this man. I may have met him in my travels. If it is the same man, his wisdom and advice are solid. I worry about your settlement, though. Could it be that you have a leak somewhere?
I have met the nobility type before and there seem to be 2 types. One type believes they are entitled to special treatment because of the family they were born into. The other type begins life being told, that but after they spend time with real men doing real, valuable work, they grow up and are productive and useful and can become strong and helpful allies. I hope this is his case. The other man seems to be a spy of some sort or other and bears watching.