Some people in Greenspring who at least think that they're important:
King Darien IV. Is, obviously, the king, so perhaps he can be forgiven for some degree of self-importance. What some people cannot forgive him for is being a silver-tongued scoundrel and general backstabbing sneak. Still, much of the country approves of him - he keeps things running fairly smoothly, and if the cost is a few nobles dying under mysterious circumstances and a half dozen bastard children, well, that's not an issue for the common man, now is it? Much better than, say, King Darien II, who was known to artistically execute peasants for not looking quite picturesque enough when he happened to ride by.
Queen Lillian. Young, and beautiful, and (in recent years) perpetually ill. Married the king as part of a trade agreement with a nearby kingdom. Unfortunately, said kingdom's mines ran dry about a year later, and it was conquered by one of its neighbors not long after that. Most of the city expects that the king will, at some point, arrange for her to "succumb to her illness", and remarry someone with more current political value. At least so far, though, King Darien has found that the potential of such is a more useful political lever than actually doing so, and thus Queen Lillian is still not dead yet.
Archchancelor Beren Thoffield. Called the "minister of red tape," though never to his face. His actual noble title is relatively minor, but, as the person you need to talk to if you want an audience with the king, his actual power is not insignificant. Also known to be petty and vindictive.
Lord Argus Quinn. The king's minister of defense. Quinn is an expert on military history, strategy, and tactics - or at least, he thinks so, and he has had few opportunities to be proven wrong. Most of his time is spent either studying books, or running the country's army through complex and arbitrary training exercises.