The Free Commons
A loose confederation of free city states, founded on the principle of freedom and the emancipation of all peoples. The city states are largely autonomous but act jointly in matters of defense or for the greater welfare of the commons. All city states send a representative to Spire in the early fall for an annual summit to determine the course of the free commons. The interior of the country is largely wild, with only scattered settlements and outposts. Though not technically at war with the Nevydian Alliance, tensions are always high between the two nations and border skirmishes are frequent occurences. The peoples of the free commons trade frequently with both the nomads of the Wastes and with the Fey in Caer Kahziel. A large concentration of dwarven settlements and fortifications located in the northwest mountains is included in the free commons, but they have not attended any council meetings in at least a century.