In the world in which Iquirest resides in contains four major political blocks.
The first are the halflings their trading houses control a majority of transport and selling of goods in the world.
The second are the dwarfs great craftsman and warriors of the land a dwarfcraft weapon is worth a great deal of prestige to non-dwarfs.
The third are the eladerin great mages and scholars in their cities.
The fourth are a coalition of elves and shifters.