Feudal System

The main form of governing bodies in the region is akin to a feudal system. A kingdom has a titular head who rules across the entire country. Supporting the King are the Dukes who have the responsibility to manage a section of the country. Reporting to the dukes are the lesser nobles, these consist of Counts managing small groups of towns and resources producers or resource providers.

In all cases the lower section of the nobility owe fealty to those above. This fealty involves both taxation and maintaining of troops for the king's standing army.

This top down approach appears in a number of widely different forms. From the basic feudal hierarchy of The Kingdom of Gorath to the Theocracy of The Sun, and mercantile cities of the Ursa. It could even be stretch to accommodate the Free Cities in the Isles of the Baird.