The city-states of Lothienye
Lothienye is home to many races and cultures. Aside from the elven Houses, there are countless city-states, although most are arranged in constellations of influence around nine. It is a continent home to many styles of governance, from the rival theocracies of Sirisea and Inorias, to the monarchy of Staywich, to the kritarchy found in Ellorwis.
One thing each city holds in common however, is a thriving underground half; there are gnomes aplenty in Lothienye, and they have learned to coexist with the humans. Each city negotiates the racial tensions differently, but they’ve all learned to strike a balance.
Brothers and sisters they may be, this family of city-states have turned fratricidal on occasion, the most recent – and scarring – example being the Sacred War. In response, a network of portals has been created, connecting the major cities to each the other, in the hopes of averting another such war. Only time will tell if the Lykurgus will prove successful in this endeavor.