|The Mogradin Association lies between Corswyn
and the Council States. The Association is a both a political entity
and a trade and manufacturing consortium. While the name of the
association indicates its historical ties to the Modgriensofarthgonosefren,
the association today actually represents city states who's population is
only 75% Modgriensofarthgonosefrenian.
Despite the connotations of the name, which would imply a loose
association of city states, the association actually has one of the most
efficient governments on Norelon with a very consistent set of laws that
are uniformly enforced throughout the realm. The association has a
board of Masters who govern the cities and lands of the association.
While originally formed to help regulate supply and demand for their
members mining products, the association grew to include all other
customary governmental functions in the interest of promoting trade and
ensuring price support for the mines and income levels for the citizens.
The concept of a "board" comes from the fact that its
original members were the people sitting around a board full of food in a
feasting hall discussing the supply and pricing of iron, copper, nickel
and other metals. Tradition dictates that all formal board meetings
also be feasts, and that no business or governmental policy should be
discussed on an empty stomach. This tradition has extended through
the association, so that no business is ever discussed without the host at
least offering food and ale to his or her business associates. Often
times, snacks, or finger foods and drink are provided for more informal
The boardroom of the association and the office of the centralized
government reside in Steelwell.