Songs of Finbec
Long ago part of Byssus, the nation of Palus has grown into the richest realm on either Igeron or Pretor. Ruled by merchant guilds, Palus has no nobility or heriditary power – those with wealth are in charge, those who lose it lose their power.
The people of Palus have such a fond love for life on water that the few cities of the nation are all built on rivers, elaborate canal systems replacing streets. Entire lives spent on water make the Palutian sailors the finest in the world, powering their merchant fleets which travel further and faster than any others.