Phantom Paradise has a ranking system. From the lesser, more servant-like of the concubines to the most beloved man of the Empress, the Emperor.
To advance in the ranking system, one must rely upon either goodwill of those beloved by the Empress (Emperor, Consort) or on their family connections. Being promoted from the lower ranks by the Empress herself isn't common.
This ranking system was also used in imperial harem of Ancient China.
Rank is based on how much the empress loves one and how much mana one can provide to the empress. It is easy to fall ranks (from being one of the most beloved to a servant, which is what happened to Javert.)
The Ranking System for Men Edit
In Phantom Paradise, the ranking system for men is as follows:
Emperor [1 person]
Crowned Consorts (Ying & Ling) [2 people]
Consorts (Cui, Lee, Hong, Jade) [4 people]
Beauty [9 people]
Gentlemen [9 people]
Attendants (Hayate) [Unlimited Number]
Butler [Unlimited Number]