Straight outta Oakhurst
See Social Order for more detailed information.
Politics is a hodge-podge in this world. There are everything from “lawless” informal settlements in far-flung places, to utterly law-bound and tyrannical societies. There are Free Cities and small Republics and Communal Monasteries and Feudal Kingdoms, and Independent Principalities, Duchies, Counties, Baronial Estates, Empires, cities or estates ruled by Free and Independent Imperial Knights, areas ruled by Imperial Electors, and places which don’t “belong” to anyone, but just sort of work.
Details will be developed over time—some of it will have to be discovered in the game, some will be provided.