A little explanation is in order, I daresay. Three of the Game Staff, namely me (Katsu), Sukida, and Keeley, are big fans of a fantasy series by Anne Bishop, which is called "The Black Jewels Trilogy." It's absolutely wonderful, we highly recommend it. In fact, stop reading this omake this instant and go buy the first book. It's called "Daughter of the Blood."
Anyways...in these books, the society is built rather strictly on power and social role, which is determined by personality. The society is a matriarchy, for the most part, though both males and females have important roles in protecting eachother. In the hierarchy, the Blood rules, and those of the blood that can wear jewels are of higher rank...and the jewels themselves have their own ranking system.
Here's the skinny on the social system, taken directly from the front of Anne Bishop's "The Invisible Ring."
This is really an oversimplification of the castes; there are specific behaviors and characteristics inherent with each class, so our choices will make a lot more sense if you read the books. ^.^
Oh yes, and one more thing! The Jewels. The Jewels are a source of power for the blood. They have their own hierarchy, running from lightest (weakest) to darkest (most powerful.)
A quick run-down (Once again, taken from "The Invisible Ring" is:
Opal [the dividing line between light and dark jewels]
And that's all there is to it. (Ha ha!) Basically, we three sat down and figured out what a bunch of the BL character would be if they had jewel rankings. ^.^ If you're character's not on here, don't get upset; we did this a while ago.
And if you don't agree, tough cookies. ~.^ This is all in good fun anyway.
|Name||Rank||Gem (Before Offering/After Offering*)|
|Trowa||Partially Broken Prince||Green/Grey (broken to Green)|
|Khaiya||Prince||Tiger Eye/Purple Dusk|
|Tatakai||Broken Warlord||Tiger Eye/Purple Dusk|
|Sorata||Broken Warlord||Tiger Eye/Purple Dusk|
* If you want to know what the offering is, you'll just have to read the books, now won't you. ^.^