House Carwyn has held the throne for at least 500 years. They were the first to unite the Kingdom, and the first that the other nobles and land holders swore fealty to.
House Crowstons are arguably the most serious rivals to the Royal succession. Occasionally members of House Crowston are born with the Royal magic talent, leading some dissidents to claim that the Crowstons have as much right to rule as the Carwyns.
The Priesthood of Laris are an order of magicians dedicated to serving the Kingdom. They protect the land and preside over all royal ceremonies.