You lose 5 ranks when you switch side. But you will get 5 maneuvers and a new resupply time.
Rulers get 40 axes per resupply, vice rulers get 20, and pillars get 10. If you have axes, you can transfer those axes among people of the same side.
If you have axes, you can use those to nullify the axes of someone else of the same side.
If you have axes, you can use those to punish someone of the same side. The punished person will lose all moves and 10 ranks.
For Rulers and Vulers
If you are a ruler or vice ruler, you can yield your rulership to someone of same side.
If you are a ruler or vice ruler, you can write the header of your kingdom's forum.