The Ivory City
Nobility of Torum
The Nobility consists of the cream of the crop, the 1% of the 10% of Torumites lucky enough to live in the spires. There was an Occupy the Spires movement in the upper Hives around fifteen years ago, but the leaders were rounded up and fed to griffons while nobles smeared themselves in chocolate and guffawed heartily. They never set foot in the Hives directly, but have their influence down there – such as they bother to exercise it – and will generally have the Arbitrators ready to dole out any justice as necessary to any upper Hiver spreading too much anti-Noble invective.
Younger nobles often roam down to the lower reaches incognito and are often never seen again, either finding the life of a gang leader much more appealing than the boredom in the upper hives, or becoming part of the slop shops’ daily bowls of brown. No matter how blue your blood, you still bleed like any other when a half-orc with a machete takes a disliking to you, or a liking to your possessions.