The Glitterling clan have traditionally been metalworkers, specifically gold and silver smiths. They are a prestigious and proud lot who consider themselves above the dirty work of mining honouring artistry and creation most highly. While Glitterlings look down on the mining clans they have a friendly rivalry with the Ironstone clan which cuts and carves stone, and polishes and crafts gems. They tend to be educated and are usually conventional in their religious practice favoring a middle path interpretation of the civic religion over the several ecstatic “revival movements” popular among more blue collar clans. The Glitterlings are immediately identifiable by their spectacles which the all where regardless of how good their eyes are. The spectacles are needed to achieve the fine detail in their filigree that they are so famous for.
They are one of the five founding clans of the city and therefore have been granted more influence in the council by having their clan tongue have power to determine the order of vote casting which is done openly by show of hands.