Caste Colors

From all the many castes (professions) mentioned in the books, only some have specific colours assigned to them.

These are the main ones:

The five high castes

  • Initiates – White
  • Scribes – Blue
  • Builders – Yellow
  • Physicians – Green
  • Warriors – Red or Scarlet

And then we have the other castes:

  • Assassins – Black
  • Bakers – Yellow and Brown or Brown and Black
  • Foresters – Mottled Green and Brown
  • Metal Workers – Black and Gray
  • Merchant Magistrates – White, Trimmed with Gold and Purple
  • Merchants – Yellow and White or Gold and White
  • Peasants – Grey, White or Brown
  • Perfumers – White and Yellow
  • Players – Red and Yellow Checkered
  • Sawyers – Brown and Yellow
  • Slavers – Blue and Yellow
  • Sleen Trainers – Brown and Black
  • Tarn Keepers – Brown with Green streaks
  • Vintners – White with Green cloth leaves

©2020 – Written by Azrael Phoenix

Bibliography

Initiates

I could see the white robes of Initiates and the variegated colors of soldiers, both of Ar and of Pa-Kur’s horde.

Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 204

I saw two Initiates in their snowy white, with their golden pans held out, to receive offerings.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504

Scribes

another wore the blue of the Caste of Scribes,

Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 3

“Where will he go? What will he do?” asked a fellow, a Scribe from his robes, of shoddy, faded blue.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 4

Builders

“That war can be ended here,” smiled a man in yellow robes, those of the Builders.

Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 69

I saw two in the yellow of the Builders,

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504

Physicians

who wore the green robes of the Caste of Physicians,

Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 44

On continental Gor, green is the caste color of the Physicians.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 320

Warriors

I was no longer worthy of the red of the warrior,

Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 76

I now dressed myself in the scarlet garb of a warrior of Gor.

Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 24

Assassins

It was as a warrior of Gor that I arose and donned the black helmet and the garments of the Caste of Assassins. I loosened my sword in its sheath, set my shield on my arm, and grasped my spear.

Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 190

“Who are you,” asked a man, “that those of the black caste would come secretly, silently, upon you?”

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 5

Bakers

I stayed four days in the rooms above the shop of Dina of Turia. There I dyed my hair black and exchanged the robes of the merchant for the yellow and brown tunic of the Bakers, to which caste her father and two brothers had belonged.

Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 237

I did note, however, the brown and black of the Bakers, the black and gray of the Metal Worker, the brown of the Peasants, and several others.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504

Foresters

Looking ahead, I saw a figure emerging from the forest, in the green which I would come later to recognize as that of the foresters.

Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 91

As we entered the trees, I saw two fellows. They wore tunics of a mottled green and brown. As they stood very still, I did not even notice them until we were almost at their side. Each held a strung, but not drawn, bow, a large bow, with an arrow a long arrow light at the string, as though it might be ready for flight.

Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 103

Metal Workers

In a few minutes a fellow in the black and gray of the metal workers appeared and removed her collar, with the attached tag.

Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 375

I did note, however, the brown and black of the Bakers, the black and gray of the Metal Worker, the brown of the Peasants, and several others.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504

Merchant Magistrates

Behind the wagon, in the white robes, trimmed with gold and purple, of merchant magistrates, came five men. I recognized them as judges.

Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 49

Merchants

White and yellow, or white and gold, are the colors of the merchants.

Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 269

There were many caste colors in the crowd, but clearly predominating were the yellow and white, or white and gold, familiar to the Merchants.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 503

Peasants

one who wore the grimed grey of a peasant,

Magicians of Gor     Book 25     Page 129

I wore a peasant’s tunic. It was white and sleeveless, of the wool of the Hurt.

Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 191

I did note, however, the brown and black of the Bakers, the black and grey of the Metal Worker, the brown of the Peasants, and several others.

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504

Perfumers

“A friend of your father,” said he. He tore away from his body, swiftly, the gown of the perfumers, that of white and yellow silk. I, too, cast aside the perfumer’s gown.

Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 116

Players

he wore the garb of the Player, but his garb was rich and the squares of the finest red and yellow silk;

Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 322

Members of the Caste of Players are recognized by their red-and-yellow-checked robes,

Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 2

Sawyers

At that point a burly fellow, presumably of the Arsenal, for he wore a sawyer’s brown and yellow smock, made his way to the paga vat.

Quarry of Gor     Book 35     Page 426

Slavers

He had known, of course, from the gown of blue and yellow silk that the man was a slaver.

Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 18

a slaver will usually wear blue and yellow robes, or robes in which these colours are prominent.

Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 335

Sleen Trainers

He no longer now wore the brown and black common to professional sleen trainers.

Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 78

Tarn Keepers

The Tarn Keeper, who was called by those in the tavern Mip, . . . wore a Tarn Keeper’s cap with a greenish tassel;

Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 168

Vintners

“Game!” I heard, an answering cry, and a fat fellow, of the Caste of Vintners, puffing and bright eyed, wearing a white tunic with a representation in green cloth of leaves about the collar and down the sleeves of the garment, stepped forth from a doorway.

Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 29

Administrator

In the center of the amphitheater was a throne of office, and on this throne, in his robe of state – a plain brown garment, the humblest cloth in the hall – sat my father, Administrator of Ko-ro-ba, once Ubar, War Chieftain of the city.

Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 62

He was not wearing the purple of the Ubar, but his shoulders were covered with a brown cloak, rather of the sort worn by Administrators in certain cities, civilian statesmen, servants of the people, so to speak.

Mercenaries of Gor     Book 21     Page 288

He wore an informal, brown robe, which betokened no caste in particular.

Swordsmen of Gor     Book 29     Page 193

Ubar

“Why do the slaves wear purple?” I asked Misk. “That is the color of the robes of a Ubar.”

Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 91

Kamchak stood before the throne of Phanius Turmus, the purple robe of the Ubar over one shoulder,

Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 255

©2020 – Written by Azrael Phoenix

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