RAV: The Military CasteFoxen castes are pretty well defined.RAV: The Military Caste by Sir-Talen
Nobles are, well, nobles. They’re the ones that collect taxes, own the land, and make the laws.
Commoners obey the laws, do the work, and run the businesses. They also happen to own most of the orbitally based communications and news gathering companies, which have historically resisted being taken over by the Noble caste to be used as propaganda arms, and whose autonomy is now law. 
The Military caste wears uniforms. All the uniforms. Which is why the name “Military” is a bit of misnomer. “Service” would be more accurate. The most obvious and common form is in fact in one of the branches of pure military function, such as the space forces, marines, ground troops and the relatively tiny “wet” navy. But the requirement that every Commoner and the fact that most Nobles spend three years in mandatory Service, means the services have more bodies than they really need to in the Shooty Bits portion of things,
Shadow of the Future, Work Outn the morning Salli awoke in what she was rapidly beginning to find as her preferred position, laying on her side with Ali snuggled in against her, her arm around the younger vixen's waist, the top of Ali's head rubbing against Salli's chin.Shadow of the Future, Work Out by Sir-Talen
They had spent much of the night before making love, after Salli had gone back downstairs briefly to eat dinner with her family. Fortunately, her parents had apparently come to the mutual decision not to discuss her relationship with Alinadar during dinner, and had very deliberately kept the topics of conversation limited to the progress of the manor's expansion and the upcoming opening of Greenholme to general colonization. In the interests of keeping the peace Salli had gone along with them, then decamped back to her suite as soon as she politely could, to find Ali finishing off a sandwich and a beer she'd snagged from the night counter in the kitchens.
“Mmm,” Salli purred. Ali stirred against her, her bodyguard reflexes bringi
RVA: The Devil is in the..."Salli, I've been thinking about something," Ali said cautiously. "You may have a problem in House Darktail's security."RVA: The Devil is in the... by Sir-Talen
"You're our House's security," Salli pointed out to her. "Aren't you confident in your training?"
"No, no, I'm fine," Ali said. "It's just that I was thinking about what you told me concerning the attack Hotlclaw had made upon you and your brother Rolas, with that sniper rifle at Lady Melanie's manor. He said in his testimony that he was aiming at you, right?"
"That's correct. Well he thought he was. I had let Melanie borrow my shawl because of the rain," Salli noted.
"Yes, but how did he know you'd be wearing that particular shawl?" Ali asked. "And how did he know to even be be in the copse near Lovejoy Manor to attack you?"
"Well... I had been visiting there regularly," Salli said slowly.
"Not good enough," Ali said, starting to pace in agitation. "He didn't know you were going to be there that particularly day. And even assuming he'd been camping the
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