Interested to see how this goes. I plan to restart my own campaign (after a two-month break) by running Bonds of Forced Faith just before we head into Diaspora.
I'll be particularly interested to see who Lorcan chooses to succeed him. He doesn't appear to have that much choice really! (Can he crown Newly arrived foreigners?!?)
Short answer is that the Rites of Rulership only disqualify Harkover Lee and Roland Stanfield. The adventure explains it more fully.
That's what I thought. The problem for me would be if he bestows the crown on Amielle. I didn't mention that when the players did their history checks during Schism!
Gotta love the selfish Green Knight.