Workers & Farmers
The Servilla cast is comprised of two groups: the Manutha (“Laborers”) and the Greia (“Farmers”). The Manutha are expected to do all the hard, unskilled labor in the city, such as mining, porting, and cleaning. All the farming and animal raising (herding, milking, and so on), however, is done by the Greia, whose families are tied to the land they sow. These are not serfs or slaves, but hard-working lower class families. The highest ranking among them are overseers and managers.
Servilla are barred from holding any public office. This is not a point of contention for most of the caste, though there are occasional rabble-rousers.
Members of this caste have an unwritten code of good behavior that includes the following four commandments:
- Labor is the furnace that hardens men. Work hard and be proud of the work you do.
- Harm no one. Live a peaceful life.
- Share with others less fortunate.
- Honor your family and your gods.
These commandments are ideals and it’s a rare individual who leads a perfect life.
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