A city state, Aven’s Crest answers to no outside authority. The hereditary position of Steward sits at the government’s helm, and his Council of Twelve aid him. Some think the Steward holds no true power, that all the decisions are made by the powerful few in the Council.
In addition to officially ruling, the Steward also sits at the head of the State, wherein falls all Guard and militant authority.
Each Councilman represents a sector and guild of the city, and is referred to in many public settings by their honourific title, which is the number assigned to their guild. The numerical order of the guilds does not necessarily reflect on the power or influence of the sector.