Thieves & Kings
The Kingdom of Phaedra - The Mage Isles
The Kingdom of Phaedra : “The Mage Isles”, or “The Kingdom of Fades”. Phaedra is a realm centered on the rugged Isle of Phaedra, off the southeast corner of Argoth. The island’s political structure remains something of an enigma to outsiders, appearing to be an ordinary feudal kingdom ruled by King Chunel from his throne at Phaedra. In reality, it is something of a constitutional monarchy and the real power behind the throne is the Regent’s Council of eleven mages, known as the “Gray Council”. Phaedra has a long tradition of non-interference and benign influence towards mainland Argoth and it has never sought to dominate even its own territories there. It is absolutely the most populated state on the continent, and is rumored to possess wonders known nowhere else in Kethira, both technical and magical in origin. Established over a millenia ago, the realm produces fine seacraft (the largest vessels in Argoth ), and magical artifacts that occasionally make their way into Argoth itself. All incoming and outgoing trade from Argoth must dock at Phaedra.