The actual government of Rhydin Town is an oligarchy*, but the “powers that be” are anonymous to the masses. Rumors abound that they remain secret because they are involved in activities, which many would consider improper. Others insist that it’s some great conspiratorial secret society. Whatever the case, most of the residents of Rhydin Town enjoy a level of affluence that is not shared by many who reside in the land’s more outlying areas. That being the case, while they may bemoan the government, they seldom actually rally for any real change.

* oligarchy n : a political system governed by a few people.