This short story was written for a Jack Vance ‘Dying Earth’ compilation.
It’s not clear who all the characters are as I have not read any of Vance’s novels. It’s a simple story of a person of status, his indulgences and a group of followers intending to rob him. While Silverberg writes in the introduction of being a fan of Vance and pleased to be in the collection, this isn’t his best work. These are too many made up name places and people and the prose is vert stilted. There are better works by Silverberg.