Farther West Than West
The Five Great Houses
The Five Great Houses consist of the five nations that held the most land/military might/political clout following the defeat of the invaders. They are in no particular order:
Human-House Lebannen is a monarchy that controls significant portions of the western side of the mainland.
Dwarf- The House of Thorven is the common name for the dwarven state. They are governed by a council comprised of 9 individuals representing the 9 dwarvish clans. The dwarves control the northeast of the mainland.
Eladrin- The eladrin House is known as House Da’Lar, and they inhabit the isle of Quel’Dalar northwest of the mainland. Their blacksmiths are rivaled only by the dwarves.
Dragonborn- House Arkhosia resides primarily on the island of the same name southeast of the mainland.
Elf- House Va’nar controls significant portions of the southern mainland, and are renowned for their ability to make wine and grow fruit in the even the most inhospitable conditions.