Gentry are those freemen who have amassed enough wealth to leverage themselves into the lifestyle of the nobility, though not the title. Frequently, nobles resent them, but are often forced to embrace them. Gentry tend to be very socially conscious of the precarious position in which this places them, with money and the power that comes with it, but no specific law-granted rights to either. It’s the position on The Inquisition that social class does not change often, and should not. This means that it is almost impossible to climb the class ladder once you have chosen to become freeman. Please do not create a freeman character with the intent of building their social class, as this is against the class system representative in The Inquisition theme. In the rare event that your character might become one of the unusual, you must take these proper IC steps:

1) Have purchased wealth or have ICly acquired a diploma from the University.
2) Have 15,000 rpxp available to purchase the new class.
3) Have a reputation or social standing that ICly supports that your character would be viewed as gentry.

In order to study at the University, please write a Request board note to the staff.

Note: Hillmen and Charali may NOT achieve the status of gentry, even through the University system.