The Caste of Artisans: This is a very broad
caste which includes hundreds of sub-castes. Since any production of hand-made goods, no matter its use, is considered by
the typical Gorean to be a work of art, this caste is very broad indeed.
Caste of Entertainers: A
large caste category which contains many specific sub-castes, all concerned with providing entertainment to other members
of Gorean society.
Caste of Metal Workers:
(Grey) A sub-caste of the caste of Artisans.
They are concerned with the production of most metal items fabricated upon Gor. Sub-castes of this caste include the caste
of Sword makers and the caste of Armour's, who produce the various shields and helmets in use upon Gor. Additionally, there
seems to be a wide-spread sub-caste of the caste of Metal Workers which serves in a similar capacity to a blacksmith or farrier,
repairing wagon wheels and shoeing Gorean draft and riding beasts.
Caste of Saddle Makers:
(Tan) A sub-caste of the caste of Artisans. They produce the saddle, harness and tack used to manage
all of the various riding and draft beasts of Gor.
Caste of Pot Makers:
(Brown and Green) A sub-caste of the caste of Artisans. They are involved
in the production of containment vessels.
Caste of Musicians:
A sub-caste of the caste of Entertainers. Often working in conjunction with the caste of Singers, this caste concerns
itself with providing and performing instrumental musical works, as well as accompaniment for those of the caste of Singers.
Caste of Players:
and Yellow) This caste is made of of those who have dedicated their lives to the furtherance of
the Gorean game of Kaissa. A rare caste, but one which is found and supported in almost any city.
A sub-caste of the caste of Artisans, due to the fact that most Goreans consider the playing of Kaissa to be an art form.
Members of this caste are granted blanket immunity to prosecution and slavery, and are highly regarded based upon their level
of skill. They wear distinctive hooded robes in their caste colors.
Caste of Poets: (Aqua and Red) Oddly enough, considered to be a sub-caste
not of the Entertainers, but of the caste of Artisans. This is probably because Goreans view the creation of a poem to be
no different from the fabrication of any other, physical, work of art.
Caste of Singers: (Aqua
and Red) A sub-caste of the caste of Entertainers. Often working in conjunction
with the caste of Poets, this caste concerns itself with the performance of verbal entertainment's set to music.
Caste of Thieves: This
caste is comprised of those who make their living by stealing, robbery, picking pockets, etc.; the caste of Thieves is exclusive
to the city of Port Kar. They have no recognizable caste colors, but can be identified by a tiny, three-pronged black tattoo
on their cheekbone, which is their caste marking
Caste of Animal Handlers: A large caste category which contains many specific sub-castes, all concerned with the use and care of
domestic animals in use upon Gor.
Caste of Butchers:
This caste, in conjunction with the caste of Bakers, is responsible for maintaining the majority of the Gorean
industries involved with food service. This caste and its many sub-castes concern themselves with the acquisition and preparation
of sa-Tassna, all forms of edible Gorean meat.
Caste of Drovers: A sub-caste
of the caste of Animal Handlers. This caste concerns itself with the care and feeding of the various draft animals in use
upon Gor, as well as the task of using wagons drawn by such creatures to ship goods from city to city.
Caste of Fishermen: A
sub-caste of the caste of Sailors, they are concerned with harvesting the vast variety of Gorean aquatic life for human consumption.
There are additional sub-castes of this caste, including the Castes of River Fishermen and the caste of Thassa Fishermen.
The caste of Net Makers, an artisan caste, is often considered a sub-caste of the caste of Fishermen.
Caste of Goat-Keepers: A
sub-caste of the caste of Animal Handlers, this caste concerns itself with the care and maintenance of herds of Goats and
other animals such as the woolly Gorean hurt.
Caste of Sleen Trainers: A sub-caste of the caste
of Animal Handlers, this caste concerns itself with the care, feeding and training of the Gorean Sleen, the six-legged furred
hunting reptile of Gor.
Caste of Tarn Keepers:
(Grey and Green) A sub-caste of
the caste of Animal Handlers. This caste concerns itself with the care, feeding and training of the Gorean tarn, the fierce
winged saddle-bird of Gor.
Caste of Vart Trainers: This
caste, a sub-caste of the caste of Animal Handlers, is exclusive to the island Ubarate of Tyros. Members of this caste concern
themselves with the care, feeding and training of the Gorean vart, a bat-like creature in use upon Tyros, often trained and
used as a weapon.
Caste of Baker: (Yellow and Brown) Another
very broad caste, which consists of hundreds of sub-castes. Generally, those who are members of this caste are those who prepare
sa-tarna, or vegetarian food, in any of a hundred thousand forms.
Caste of Weavers:
A sub-caste of the caste of Artisans. Concerned with the professional production of textiles for the garment industry.
Caste of Charcoal Makers: This caste concerns itself with the production of charcoal for use in Gorean forges and ovens. Caste colors:
Black and Grey.
Caste of Clothiers:
A sub-caste of the Caste of Weavers, which produces articles of Gorean clothing.
Caste of Dress Makers: A
sub-caste of the caste of Clothiers which produces female garments.
Caste of Perfumers: This
caste concerns itself with the production of various types of scented perfumes, used for purposes of esthetic appeal. Often
works in conjunction with the caste of Oil Makers to produce scented oils and such. Also works with the caste of Charcoal
Makers and the caste of Spice Merchants to create incense.
Caste of Winemakers: This caste concern itself the professional production of most fruit based Gorean alcohol. Caste of Brewers:
This caste concerns itself with the production of most grain based Gorean alcohol.
Caste of Peasants:
(Brown) The lowest and most common of the castes of Gor, which is concerned
with the maintenance, planting and harvesting of the vast lands surrounding most cities which have been divided into plots
and set aside for agricultural use. These are the free farmers of Gor; although a Low caste they refer to themselves as "the
Ox on Which the Home Stone Rests" due to their vital role in the production of raw foodstuffs for Gorean society. They have
rather strict caste codes, and are considered the masters of several forms of distinctive peasant weaponry, including the
quarterstaff and the Great Bow, or "Peasant Bow."
Caste of Rence-Growers: A
slightly higher caste than the caste of Peasants, this is the caste of those who dwell in the various marshes and swamps of
Gor, and who harvest Rence (a Gorean plant similar to Earth rice). They reside on great floating man-made islands amidst the
marshes and are highly territorial and secretive. Known for their adoption and usage of the "Peasant Bow" in combat.
Caste of Rope Makers: A
sub-caste of the caste of Artisans. Produces rope, binding fiber, thread and cordage of all types.
Municipal Servants: (Gray) A large caste category which contains many specific sub-castes, all concerned with
providing various public services to the inhabitants of a particular city or village.
Guardsmen: A sub-caste
of the caste of Municipal Servants. This caste is responsible for patrolling the city or village streets, arresting those
who violate local ordinances and laws, and insuring the general well-being of the citizenry. They are the Gorean equivalent
of a police force. They have no caste colors, and typically wear uniforms provided them by the city or village in which they
work, in that settlement's traditional colors. The guardsmen of Ar, for instance, wear Red and Gold, while those of Cos traditionally
wear Blue, and Turian guardsmen wear Yellow.
Caste of Lamplighters: A sub-caste of the caste
of Municipal Servants. This caste concerns itself with lighting the tharlarion oil lamps used to provide illumination to the
Caste of Oil Makers: This
caste concerns itself with the production of various types of oil, used for purposes of lubrication and as a burnable fuel
Caste of Waste Collectors: A
sub-caste of the caste of Municipal Servants. This caste concerns itself with the management of collecting the assorted garbage
and waste by-products stored in local waste bins and, in conjunction with the caste of Drovers, seeing that it is properly
disposed of in carnariums (waste pits) located beyond the city limits.
Caste of Torturers, clan of Torturers (Wagon Peoples): (Black and Red) Not a common Gorean caste, found only among the Wagon People of the far south. Considered to be
a sub-caste of the caste of Artisans. One must therefore suppose that those of the Wagon Peoples consider the application
of Torture to be an art form.