Because I like this spur of the moment response on the IGS I wrote, b/c I think it includes a nice description of the corp, here it is!
Dear Ms. Jenneth,
Oh Gosh. I am almost speechless. I confess to some amusement. Me? A detached intellectual? I've been called many things but I've never received that as a compliment or otherwise! I'll defer entirely to Praefecta Mithra in that regard!
The Society does have some intellectuals (really, only Praefecta Mithra I think!), we also have clergy, Holders, scientists, station traders, miners, explorers, combat pilots, soldiers and industrialists and, err... well some who are hard to define! A fellowship as diverse as the Empire itself is diverse.
I'd welcome the chance to have wine with you at the Holy Grape, an establishment which might also allow for some immersion and as to one which I commend you should make your acquaintance!
Sincerely, and with God's Blessings,
Praefecta Lunarisse Aspenstar Daphiti of the Societas Imperialis Sceptri Cornaeque