90% of the city population is human. The other 10% are non-humans, which 90% of that 10% are slaves. With a population of 15000 the numbers look like this.
Humans-13500 : Ebonstryfe 4455*, Black Sun 1350
Non-Humans-1500 : Slaves 1350, Non-slaves 150
* This population does not include secret members of the Ebonstryfe which are located in different cities or the Dravlaks. Full Ebonstryfe has 4000 soldiers 500 ranking members, and 100 dravlaks. If you do the math that means that 45 members of the Ebonstryfe are somewhere else.
A Note from the Creator:
Ravok is not a den of crime, chaos, villainy and discourse although this is the view many outsiders may have. On the surface, it functions like any other city. People live, work, play, pray, die and so on. Citizens, those officially recognized as such by the Ebonstryfe, can, at the very least, expect some amount of respect regardless of socioeconomic class, from the ruling parties of the city. That is to say they will not be made slaves and will receive full, unfettered protection on the part of the Ebonstryfe against any outside threat; including outsiders. Even slaves hold this protection against outsiders.
One may think there is fear and paranoia rampant in a city controlled by the likes of Rhysol and his Black Sun/Ebonstryfe. This however is not the case. Those who are loyal to Rhysol and/or at the very least, do not oppose him, are left alone and allowed to live their lives. The city is not one of anarchy like Sunberth. Gangs do not rule the streets. The streets, at least the well known, out-in-the-open ones, are safe to walk. Avoid the back alleys though. The people celebrate life and enjoy all the things Ravok has to offer. You see, from the moment the city was founded, it has been infused into the hearts and minds of the people that the outside world is dangerous, deadly and waiting to destroy any who step foot outside of the Ravok. This is why outsiders are feared and hated so much. This is why the people love Rhysol. The God goes so far as to even defy the forces of nature and keep the city in a constant climatic state. The Ebonstryfe keep the outside, outside.
Benefits of being a Citizen:
The Caste System in Ravok
There Isn't One
I have noticed that a lot of players in Ravok like to use terms like noble and commoner, and often refer to a caste system in Ravok. This is technically not true. A noble is someone who is born with more station and rank than a commoner, but in Ravok, there is no such thing as a noble-born or common-born person. This belief is probably due to the Noble District, but it is just a name, and doesn't actually imply any real nobility. In Ravok you are either wealthy, or you are not. Or you are a member of the Black Sun or Ebonstryfe. The Nitrozians, the Lazarins, and the Valdinox are not nobles, they are just powerful families with a lot of money that have elevated themselves above the general rabble not through blood, but through years of effort. Being born into one of these families does confer a sense of nobility, perhaps, but you are technically considered no different than someone born from a poor family. You just usually have more money than a poor person, and so you are more powerful than they are.
There are certain levels of power in Ravok, however, though again anyone can attain these levels if they try hard enough and have enough devotion. Of course at the very top is Rhysol, followed by the Voice, but beneath those two are the Black Sun. They are the highest ranking mortals in the city. They answer only to higher ranking members of the Black Sun, and certain members of the Ebonstryfe. All this being said, their word isn't law. In theory, the Black Sun abides by the same laws (albeit much looser) as the rest of the city. If a member of the Black Sun were to murder a citizen, without a good reason, they could technically be imprisoned for doing it. Of course, that would require finding someone willing to imprison a member of the Black Sun, and that is next to impossible.
The financial or social background of members of these organization have no meaning when it comes to outranking other members of society. A wealthy member of the Black Sun has just as much authority as a poor one, though a wealthy member has a better chance of increasing his rank within the organization in most cases than a poor one does. Overall though, wealth and social status does not matter.
Citizens are next in line, some wealthy, some not, and they are followed by the slaves. The people with the least power in the city are visitors, who have no rights whatsoever. In many cases they have less rights even than slaves, because slaves are considered the property of citizens, and therefore share many of the same protections that a citizen does.
So.. these are the levels of power in Ravok. They aren't technically castes, and there aren't any "nobles" or "commoners". There are the wealthy and the poor, and the Black Sun and the Ebonstryfe, the slaves, and the outsiders. The noble district is named so for its wealth, not for the blood of the families who live in it, and the major families of Ravok only have the power they do because of the wealth they have. Anyone in Ravok can become wealthy if they try hard enough, and anyone can become a member of one of the religious organizations. It all depends on the devotion and determination of the particular individual.
Credit to Crow for the Caste System Explanation and to Abstract for the race Relations.