The caste of Warlord is the second lowest ranking male caste. It refers to a jeweled male that does not belong to any of the other castes. They are higher in the hierarchy than Blood Males and Blood Females, as well as being equal in status to a witch. Warlords tend to be the most even-tempered and placid of the jeweled male castes, and they only rise to the killing edge when greatly provoked. They will suffer from Rut on occasion but it is a far rarer occurrence than in Princes or Warlord Princes.