the known world
The sometimes shaky alliance has existed for nearly 300 years. Its basis is free trade and mutual defense. Standing armies have been abolished and instead, the Great Thousand and the Warforged Legion guard its Borders. An Exception to this rule is the Royal Guard of a Kingdom, often resulting in the guard becoming an army and police force at the same time.
The 13 Great Houses have great influence here, sometimes rivaling the local Kings and Princes.
The greatest city in all the lands of the Alliance is the City of Towers, Sharn, in the Kingdom of Gibeon.