The World of Zoa
A council of twelve elders elected by the city’s landowners to a life-long term of office rule Zoa. They are elected singly, chosen from any educated citizen who wishes to run for the office.
Currently, there are three half-elves, an elf, a dwarf, a gnome and six humans(three are women) serving on the council. It should be noted that humanoids are rarely elected to sit on the council, however, their long life spans make it seem like they are elected often.
Of the dozen, King Thorn holds by far the most power. He has been on the council for 50 years and has guided the city-state from a peaceful bayside village of timbers to one of the richest places on the planet.
King Thorn has a son, Prince Thorn III and a daughter, Princess Jenosha. After defeating the princess husband, Prince Andar, she has given her love to Kraken, one of the Chosen Ones.