Silora Voske is the first member of the valáne liro we've ever met. The Valáfyo are just below the Shanjifyo on the social scale. This liro generally comprises former members of the shanje liro who married someone below their liro, and were reduced in status (rather than having their spouse raised in status, which only happens rarely, as with Datak and Stahma). The Valáfyo serve as officials in the government, the military, and the church, but they can never rise as high as the Shanjifyo. Those whose families have fallen on hard times may occasionally have to labor for a living (which is considered shameful), serving as researchers, professors or medical doctors.