Of all the societies I have studied, the Jauhari's social stratification is surprisingly utilitarian. The separation of their members into distinct roles draws basis from their strengths and weaknesses rather than ranking by prestige. There are no nobles and there is no concept of assumed succession via inheritance. A person's position is entirely dependent on their own capability. The members within the tribe are divided into distinct categories according to the properties of their minerals. Those with more a more resilient composition are warriors, those with a strong affinity in channeling the primal powers of the earth become the tribe's holy men, those with crystals of clarity act as teachers and wise men, while those with less outstanding attributes fulfill menial duties. The most excellent in composition and form become the leaders of the tribe, taking charge over a specific level of the hierarchy.

Within the Jauhari tribe there are many individual communities, all centered around major sites of meteoric impact. The craters themselves are considered holy ground, the smaller impact sites designated as shrines and larger craters used for holding religious ceremonies. In my brief interaction with the tribe, it is apparent that outsiders are absolutely forbidden to enter them and only those granted explicit permission from the shamans are allowed to set foot. Guards are stationed around the clock and are trained to kill anyone who commits sacrilege. For those not familiar with the Jauhari's religious beliefs, they believe the world and their tribe were created from the seeds of an ancient tree that reached into the heavens and that those seeds come down in the form of meteorites. No matter how small or large these are, they are treated like holy relics and presented to the tribe in a ceremony before they are broken down by the craftsmen. I believe this society might be the first in which the craftsmen are held in higher regard than the military, as they possess the talent to create objects from the 'star-seeds'.

Out of all the known races of Onnen, they share a surprising similarity with the Mahakoe from Zamatye Beach. The Mahakoe possess a strong physical resemblance to the scholar-caste of the Jauhari, though that is where their differences begin. Both share the same creation myths and religious system, however the Mahakoe have done away with any sort of social stratification completely. Perhaps it was out of necessity for a civilization whose existence is ever-transient. A popular academic theory presents the possibility of an expedition of Jauhari that were lost at sea before washing upon the Sotho Coast. With time, their isolation from their brethren resulted in the cultural shift we see today. We have yet to find such a link between the two groups, though out of all options this is the most probable.

-Nicodemus Calliergi, Senior Professor of Culture and History