I highly encourage every #dnd5e DM to consider PATRONAGE as a kingly reward in their games.

Having a rich, Noble, entitled ENTANGLEMENT that also benefits the party is SO GOOD.

Here's a few of the patronages I've done in the past:
Countess Hauldese saw a young swordswoman (swashbuckler rogue) defeat two bandits and kill an attack dog in a back alley of Luskan.

She offered a patronage - a swordplay exhibition for her guests in exchange for 10 gold a day for a year, to be repeated indefinitely.
Vraxis Amberglass was saved a great deal of embarrassment when a paladin (Devotion oath) apprehended his lover before she could murder a house guest.

He offered the paladin full patronage up to 1,000 gold a month, so long as the dragonborn lived and stayed within the law.
Felrit Hit-Harder, a retired boxer from Cut Curry Harbor ran across a young monk who happened to be an urchin himself.

Felrit, who married a rich governor, gave a writ of relinquishment to the monk - anything for sale under 100 gold the monk saw fit to take in the city was free.
Covering the cost of an inn stay, some potions, horses, whatever - it makes little difference to the game but having an NPC appreciate your PC's reputation enough to patronize them? That feels GREAT. And the more they give, the more they may see fit to DEMAND... it's perfect.

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I think every subclass should start at level 1 like the Cleric does.

A whole lot of games start at level 3 because it's "when you get subclasses" but there's little reason to withhold it so long, EVEN IF, all you get at level 1-2 is flavor/fluff mechanics
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"Hurry to level 3" shouldn't exist.
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I hear you loud and clear!

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