Kasmeer Meade is formerly a noble. Kasmeer’s mother died when she was young, and her family fell on hard times when her father was murdered in debtor’s prison after spending everything to pay off the debts of her brother, Kyle, in early 1326 AE. When the creditors took all of the Meade family’s possessions, they allowed Kasmeer to take a single item from the house: she took a stuffed bear she had since she was young that was a gift from her father, and she had her mother’s staff with her already.
From Kasmeer’s story when it first came up (I think it might have been during or just after Dragon Bash) to me it had the hallmarks of a carefully orchestrated assassination and coup – strike the weak point of the family to draw out the head, arrange (likely through a corrupt court) for the head of the family to end up somewhere where he can be killed without raising suspicion, while meanwhile disgracing the family so its power can be destroyed and its assets seized.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Caudecus’ faction is commonly looking for ways to bring guild wars 2 gold who are loyal to the crown – the noble personal story strikes me as another example, albeit a cruder one than what the Meades were hit by.
(Incidentally, on the possibility of Kasmeer’s title being reinstated – ennobling through performing a great service to the Crown is probably legitimate, although probably something Jennah can’t do on a whim… and reinstating the heir to a noble family is probably easier than raising a new family. That said, if it wasn’t for having to keep in mind the possible response by the Ministry to raising new nobles, then if street rat and commoner PCs hadn’t then gone off to join an order, it’s entirely likely they’d have been given the Krytan equivalent of a knighthood at least.)