The Seven Cities
The seven cities are a loose confederation of localized cities all surrounding a system of lakes and marshes
Official decisions for the confederation are set by a council consisting of one influential member from each town. These council members meet in the council building in Termalaine. Termalaine is unanimously recognized as the capital of the Seven cities and of the surrounding region. The council meets once a month during the summer season and once every three during winter.
Towns decided on a confederation primarily to put a stop to the raiding of the numerous orcs and goblins in the area. The coordinated mutual protection of this agreement has afforded the cities a degree of safety. Despite the improved collective defenses several wars against the goblin hordes have occurred within the last hundred years and the cities are ever weary of another onslaught.