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Hetaerina were a special class of women in the Marcon Alliance. As with all women, they were kept as slaves, but the Hetaerina were selected at young ages and kept in specialized housing and cared for by other slaves. They were given quality food and sheltered from the sort of punishment meted out on other slaves. Their function in society was as breeding stock for the Marconian elites.
Any daughters born to Hetaerina were automatically inducted as future Hetaerina, other girls were selected at a young age, usually around five, so they could be "kept pure". Only born-in Hetaerina would be used by the ruling nobility, while the selected caste were available to those who had obtained wealth and power. Because the Hetaerina were thought to be healthier and stronger than typical slave-girls, they were meant to produce better hiers. Some Hetaerina were also bred specifically for their magical ability. Gnarra Yoff was, famously, born of a Hetaerina.