The Most Heroic Word
Tomsim is a land of contrasts. From the huge, bustling city on the western coast to the tiny rural communities which dot the plains between the coast and the Landspine, almost any kind of life can be found. The vast plains are fertile and well-watered, and the agricultural output of Tomsim is greater than that of any other nation.
The entire nation is ruled with a light touch by the Great Council, an organisation consisting almost entirely of the scions of the great merchant houses. The government maintains no standing army and almost no bureaucracy, with the exception of the Department of the Treasury, which is effectively a great house in its own right.