The Clorencian society in 257ND,despite the argument being an egalitarian society, is divided, quite sharply, into classes which determined lives and expectations of its members. Movement between classes is not easy; it is difficult to gain acceptance when atempting to rise, and it is a shameful degradation to fall.

There is no real "system" at all in the Republic class system; there were difference between the city people - who, for the first time, begame the majority since the beginning of the New Dawn Era - and the country dwellers, and between different regions. Wealth had little to do with class per se - certanly less than manners - but an improvement in personal fortune might well be the spur to aquire the behavuoir and attitude of higher status, an effort which might succeed or fail according the whims of fate and the competence of one's teacher or etiquette.