Trials of the Seven Heroes
Council of Nobles
The richest 100 people on the Eight Worlds are the nobles, who must prove their wealth to hold the positions. They form into various teirs of power, and vote in an elaborate fashion, but real power, and tied breaking might, is held by the top tier in any case. The Council were once advisors to the ruler, but in the absence of any monarch, they have asserted their own power, and claim to be governing with the advice of the Master. In truth, they seem to squabble rather a lot, and to seek to squeeze money out of everything they can. The three royal children are all on the topmost tier, and are the only really noteworthy entities on the council, with the exception of the fabulously well connected Count Opal.