The Kingdom of Light
The nation is ruled by the king. Though he is advised by a royal counsel, and often discusses matters in open court, The King has absolute and final authority on any laws passed in his kingdom. In recent years, Eldred the Unforgiving has harshly persecuted what he calls ‘witchcraft’ or ‘The Black Arts’ – which can often be confused for relatively benign wizardry and folk religion. There are five great noble houses, or families, who are descended from the original warrior houses that helped Gloriana establish the Kingdom.
The Five Great Houses
Though these are the great houses, there are many younger offshoots, with their own crests, traditions and mottoes – but they each claim descent from the old houses. And though the houses are nominally united, they are often found scheming with and against eachother, jockeying for position in the kingdom.