The Varish caste occupies an important position in Danubian society, contributing through skilled labo and administration. While they enjoy a certain level of prosperity and opportunity, their opportunities and freedoms are limited compared to the upper classes.
Members of the Varish caste are allowed to own property and accumulate wealth. However, their ownership is subject to certain restrictions. For example, they may not own property in certain areas reserved for the ruling Vinda class, such as the capital city. They are also required to pay a portion of their wealth in taxes to the government.
The Varish class is allowed to wear clothing made of basic materials such as cotton, wool, and linen. They may wear colors such as blue, green, yellow, and white, but are not permitted to wear expensive fabrics or clothes adorned with precious metals or stones. They are forbidden from wearing black. Additionally, they are not allowed to wear excessive or showy jewelry, and makeup and perfumes are discouraged. The idea behind these laws is to prevent the Varish class from attempting to imitate the more affluent classes and to maintain their place within the social hierarchy.
Education is highly valued in Danubian society, and members of the Varish caste have access to educational opportunities. However, the quality and extent of their education may be limited compared to the upper-class Vashnu and Vinda.
Members of the Varish caste may hold positions in the government, such as administrators and bureaucrats. However, they are not allowed to hold positions of true power and authority.
Varish individuals are often engaged in skilled labor, such as farming, trading, and crafting. They are also allowed to engage in trade and commerce. However, their opportunities may be limited compared to the upper-class Vashnu and Vinda.
The Varish class is allowed to practice the official religion of Danubia Prime, and they have more freedom in participating in religious activities compared to the lower castes. They are allowed to become religious leaders and hold positions of authority within the religious hierarchy. However, they still face some restrictions in the highest religious ceremonies and are often excluded from the innermost circles of religious power. This law is meant to maintain the social and cultural divide between the Varish and the upper castes while allowing for more mobility within the middle class. Despite this, some Varish may still achieve high positions within the religious hierarchy, but they are often viewed with suspicion by the upper castes.
Access to healthcare is available to all members of society, including the Varish caste. However, the quality and extent of healthcare may be limited compared to the upper classes.
Members of the Varish caste are allowed to own and maintain their own homes, subject to certain restrictions. They may not own property in certain areas reserved for the upper classes.
The Varish caste is not represented in the highest levels of government, and their opportunities for political representation are limited.
Varish individuals are expected to adhere to strict social norms, including rules around dress and behavior. They are not allowed to marry outside of their caste, and there are limits to their social and cultural activities.
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