The 'class system' of Atharia was not formed by birthright but by who was given the ability to remember their past lives. So, it was decided by the people that those who recall their past would be considered nobility. This is to reflect that they might hold the key to breaking The Curse put upon the people of Atharia.
Commoners can not be elevated to nobility. This is not a law but the way it is. Commoners accept this fact as they understand they remember their past lives minimally at best. Nobles are those who recall their past, the commoners are those who do not.
There is ONE exception for a commoner to be elevated to nobility and that is if they are a Child of Gods. The Child must be awoken for the option to be considered. As many people have a way to tell when someone is a Child of Gods, it takes a lot of work to try and deceive people into believing they are a Child of Gods. So, they have to be able to prove they are a Child of Gods to become one. A noble who is a Child of Gods also has the possibility to becoming royalty because of their blood as a Child of Gods. Royalty can just decree someone is their child from a noble family (or common) but it is more likely to cause discourse in their kingdom. Children of Gods are not a common thing and would be considered one of the highest of honors for a family to have one. To just take a child would be considered offensive. With the possible exception of Santua, it is unlikely any of the kingdoms would just take a Child of God without working out compensation.
|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. It is believed that the royal families also have exceptional recollection of their past lives.|
|Nobles||The nobles of Atharia are, as explained, those who remember their past lives pretty completely. Some a little better than others but they all know their past lives. To add a further dynamic to nobility some nobles are 'titled'. These titles are more of a reward for deeds they have done that, usually, impress the royal families.|
|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 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 endeavors, should the choose.|