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Coppers are a highColor. They are the administrators, lawyers and bureaucrats of Society. They hold positions of public affairs and administration. They are said to be more numerous than silver in a ratio of 10 to 1. Their species classification by the Board of Quality Control is likely Homo Cuprum.

Coppers are depicted as corrupt and greedy individuals. Many coppers in the series are shown to regularly take bribes or to skim off reserves for their own personal gains. This is embodied in Timony cu Podginus, the administrator of Darrow's mine, Lykos. Podginus is seen to wear gaudy jewelry and enjoy a lavish lifestyle, at the peril of the miners who he deprives of their food to sell on black markets. In this corruption, they are said to often be dishonest and have secondary intentions under their surface.


Coppers have Copper-color hair and eyes.



An Actarius is a Copper planner who appears to be responsible for organizing large events or ceremonies. A Copper Actarius planned the Triumph of the Long Night in honor of Lysander's victory. It is unclear if Actarius is considered a tier or simply a position.[1]

Derogatory Names

  • Pennies
  • Shittiest Color Ever Made

Name Identifier

Their name identifier is cu, the chemical symbol for copper.

Notable Coppers

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  1. Pg 942; Chapter 89: Lysander: Tiumph of the Long Night.