The Telluric Threnody
Untouchables are Dwarves without a caste. They are considered worse than the lowest of castes and most Dwarves prefer to treat them as invisible and non existent. Crime and poverty are rampant among the untouchables, and they are afforded no rights in society.
Being stripped of one’s caste is a punishment often seen worse than death, and is levied against traitors to the Dwarven Race and repeat and unrepentant criminals. Regardless of this, most caste less are simply born or abandoned into their plight through no fault of their own.