Nectar of Haka
Over time, and due to no small influence of the Nectar, there came to be 8 major and 16 minor houses in Elistad which, along with the emperor, reign supreme from coast to coast in the known world.
The Geriatric abilities of the Nectar allowed the normally short-lived humans to establish themselves into a more fixed aristocracy, similar to the lands of the Elves. As such, Humans control 6 of the great houses and trace their bloodlines directly back. These houses are all controlled by family ties with little room for democracy. Some rule with their people’s intrestest in mind, some do so only to ensure their survival, and others rule to attain absolute power.