Not all the major players in Tolgalen are kings and queens. In addition to the governments who lead the nations and their people, there are a few other groups of influence and power; some of them are open and visible, others are less so.
- Arcane College: Although tied to the Carthian government, the Arcane College is a distinct entity, and will often keep up connections with alumni, forming a network of capable spell-casters across Tolgalen.
- The Jesting Shadows: While most large cities have an organized criminal underworld, Kestral’s Theives’ Guild is uniquely benevolent. Led by the enigmatic Laughing Man, the guild is deeply concerned with the well being of the city and it’s underclass.
- High Council: The council that provides a common forum for all the nations of Tolgalen has considerable power of its own. It employs a small army of scribes, messengers, administrators, and bodyguards; the council also contracts mercenary groups for other council matters, including high risk salvage missions to Wyrmsreach.
- Red Blades: Although none these freedom fighters survived the battle to slay Athrintalec, the group and its legacy continue to be integral to the current state of Tolgalen.