The ‘classes’ of Atharia are a combination of birthright and connection. Initially back before the Kingdoms were formed certain nobles were chosen as nobility, either by the people, the Emperor Aldrich or one of the past Rulers of the kingdoms. As time went on and nobility was properly established it became about birthrights and bloodlines. This caused who could become noble to be restricted. All the nobility chosen are people who have shown the Rulers they are 'worthy' of being noble or had so much support from the people it only made sense.
The ‘commoners’ are those considered 'everyday people'. This does not necessarily mean 'working class' but more that they are the people who did not earn the title of nobility via whatever means a noble earns. Typically, the common class is made up of servants, crafters, soldiers, mercenaries, and so on. They can not, typically be elevated to nobility even if one of their parents is noble. When a noble and Commoner have children together, they decide before birth whether the child will be noble or common.
A Child of Gods can be adopted into any family of nobility, should they choose too. So, it is likely that someone who is a Child of Gods will be chased by even the Kings and Queens of Atharia. Children of Gods are considered a big boon for the noble family that gets to claim them. So, it is not unheard of for nobles to offer something of value to claim a Child of Gods into their family. They are even likely to claim them away from other noble families. The items of value could be monetary, land, possible becoming their heir to the noble title, a title for their former family members, anything that might be presented as something the Child of Gods considers to be important. This is the only way a commoner can be elevated to nobility.
|Class Name||Class Details|
|Royalty||The royalty of Atharia are Kalem, Jaden, Elene, and Missiah, the founding people of each kingdom. The respect of royalty is expanded to their spouses, children. The royal families can be traced by to when Emperor Aldrich ruled before the kingdoms were formed.|
|Nobles||Nobles are the people chosen by Emperor Aldrich, the people, or past rulers. Their birthrights and bloodlines is what declares them nobility.|
|Middle Class||The middle class are commoners who have been granted a title by nobility or by the nature of their relationship to a person. The middle class mainly consists of people who are Supporters, Courtesans, Knights, Sages, Baronets, Consorts (that are not nobility), and Matchmakers. They are given a bit more respect than the typical commoner.|
|Commoners||Commoners are, in essence, the working class of Atharia. They handle the menial labours such as blacksmithing, cooking, cleaning, tailoring, etc. They leave the bigger tasks, such as forming alliances, of kingdoms to the nobility. Basically, without the commoners nobles could not live a life focused on politics or social endeavours, should the choose.|