Dominion of the Dead
Colonists arrived in Showald in the waning years of the Age of Settlement. They established a Commonwealth, with three elected Princes — one for each Settlement, North(east), South(east) and West — and an annual Allthing at the foot of Mount Berin, at the boundary between the three counties.
The old Commonwealth broke down during the Darkness, when the Princes became more like traditional monarchs to defend the island against Naxian raiders. More recently Athud, Prince of the South, took advantage of Chief Grond’s death in Naxt to seize his realm for himself. Naturally this has upset the balance of power in Showald, although this has not yet led to war between the different Princes.