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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
According to legend, the progenitor of the Servant caste is Knakkt<ref>As described by [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Czibor]] in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.</ref>, one of a set of twin brothers who founded trading houses. Knakkt was wounded in battle and vowed to serve his brother, Koapar. From Koapar comes the [[Merchant caste]], and from Knakkt the Servant caste.
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According to legend, the progenitor of the Servant caste is Knakkt,<ref>As described by [[Shaperate|Shaper]] [[Czibor]] in ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]''.</ref> one of a set of twin brothers who founded trading houses. Knakkt was wounded in battle and vowed to serve his brother, Koapar. From Koapar comes the [[Merchant caste]], and from Knakkt the Servant caste.
   
Its members consider themselves and their work worthy of the greatest respect and take pride in their service to other castes. They are usually employed as washerwomen, maids, cooks, barkeeps, etc. As the lowest rung of respectable society, they look down upon the [[casteless]].<ref>As mentioned by [[Unna]].</ref>
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Servants make up the bulk of [[Orzammar]]'s population though they hold the least of its wealth.<ref name="rpg16">''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 16</ref> Its members consider themselves and their work worthy of the greatest respect and take pride in their service to other castes. As the lowest rung of respectable society, they look down upon the [[casteless]].<ref name="rpg16"/>
   
In spite of their low status in the caste system, the contributions of servant caste dwarves are respected. A servant can even aspire to be a [[Paragon]] based on their deeds. Typically it is a feat of bravery in warfare or an incredible invention that makes a dwarf worthy to be a Paragon, but it can also be something as simple as embodying the ideals and tasks of one's caste to an unprecedented perfection, such as the diligent work of servant dwarf. However such elevation is usually done posthumously.<ref>[[Codex entry: Life in Orzammar]]</ref><ref>''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 12</ref>
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In spite of their low status in the caste system, the contributions of servant caste dwarves are respected. A servant can even aspire to be a [[Paragon]] based on their deeds. Typically it is a feat of bravery in warfare or an incredible invention that makes a dwarf worthy to be a Paragon, but it can also be something as simple as embodying the ideals and tasks of one's caste to an unprecedented perfection, such as the diligent work of servant caste dwarves.<ref>As noted in ''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 12, there have been members of the Servant caste who embodied the ideals of duty and service to such a degree that they were elevated to [[Paragon]]s.</ref>
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Servants make up the bulk of [[Orzammar]]'s population though they hold the least of its wealth.<ref name="rpg16">''[[Dragon Age (tabletop RPG)]]'', Player's Guide, set 2, p. 16</ref>
 
   
 
== Known members ==
 
== Known members ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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