Praelera is a land of narrow valleys and cascading rivers divided by craggy peaks and ridges, giving rise to a large number of mostly self-sufficient communities. The cloudy peaks, deep lakes and river-carved caves make excellent homes for elementals and fairies, and every town or village is liable to have at least one warlock bound to a spirit of the land. Traditionally, the Sovereign Oath-Keeper is one who has formed a pact with Praelera itself, though the current regent came to power by deposing the previous ruler and has not herself acended the Throne. Poltical power at every level in Praelera tends to accumulate in dynastic clans, which may span multiple towns or even control a city, and which make a point of acquiring the land's warlocks by whatever means they can.