I always felt that the sim power structure is something similar to greek god system.
The purple are the priest, prophet, etc. They help the gods do their job and hold little real power, their power mainly came from the god they serve.
The green are the minor, hard working (sometime mischievous) gods like Hermes, Apollo, Athenna, Arthemis, Ares, etc. In short they have lots of work and some authority.
The red are the major league god. They set the rules and have immense power in the sim.
Starting Stats: 70-58-70-70-69
Skills: Ambush, Arson, Duelist, Loyalty, Mobility, Navy, Weaponmaster