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Caste Colors



Here are relevant references from the Books where Caste Colors are mentioned.
It is not meant to be anything other than the facts of the matter.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,
Fogaban


This is a simple list of Caste colors.
Out of all the different Castes mentioned within the Books, these are the ones I've found to have a specific color or colors associated with their particular Caste.


First, the five High Castes:

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


And then these:

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  Gray, White or Brown
Players  Red and Yellow Checkered
Slavers  Blue and Yellow
Sleen Trainers  Brown and Black
Tarn Keepers  Brown with Green streaks
Vintners  White with Green cloth leaves


It also seems appropriate to mention the colors associated with the offices of the Administrator and Ubar:

Administrator  Brown
Ubar  Purple
 



Supporting References

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:
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


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 gray 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 gray of the Metal Worker, the brown of the Peasants, and several others.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 504


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


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 colors 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

Ubar:
Kamchak stood before the throne of Phanius Turmus, the purple robe of the Ubar over one shoulder,
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 255




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