Life as Valet

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    • Hi.
      So the big difference here would be in your social caste and what is acceptable to do, and how much independent space you have.
      A member of an Honor Guard as a sun born can do the following that a Valet as merchant caste cannot:
      • act on his master's behalf even if the master is not around.
      • He can kill a foe without having to prove without a doubt the foe was intent on killing him or his master.
      • he can enforce a law.
      • he can fight a sunburn.
      • He can meet out summary execution.
      • He can use restricted weapons without fear.
      • He can open carry restricted weapons (Firearms, and Suthra Weapons are in this category I believe)
      • Hold Rank, and honors outside his house.
      This is of course not a comprehensive list but highlights some of the biggest differences.
      If it comes down to the rules or the story; sorry but the rule book just became a paper-weight.
    • The latest response is correct and indeed did highlight some of the major benefits to being a Sun born honor guard has versus a Trade caste valet. I would like to stress the importance of caste for just a moment by saying that there is a reason why it is listed as an advantage and as such must be purchased with valuable character points in order to possess. Consider that all sun born would be socially higher than any trade caste member and as such would receive subtle benefits which might not normally be considered in social situations. They might for instance be seen as more believable, more deserving, more honorable, and thus receive bias in their favor from judges with respect to the interpretation of written laws and punishment for crimes even if they were to be technically guilty of some transaction against a non sun born target. That is not to say that this is always the case but it is easy to assume that these things might be common considering that with in any society certain beliefs are held to be true about those who live in a manner which is below (or even above for that matter) the common level of those forming the biased opinion. Just as in our own society some are given certain considerations, take for example a policeman, they are commonly seen as more honest than a door man at a night club and might be seen as less honest than a high ranking priest, the same could be said of the difference in consideration for the words of a massage therapist versus the words of a medical doctor. In each of these situations the lesser ranking caste might be absolutely correct in its statement but if it contradicted the higher ranking members words it would be less credible to most ears hearing it due to the difference in the perception held by those hearing the testimony.