The Burning Sultans
The Azure Sultanate is a non-state nation of elves in Jir’Azad. Though they do control a number of settlements, these are technically protectorates of the respective states in which they are located. The Sultanate is best known as the only group of mortals that possess the magical means to purify water in the desert, allowing them to wield a tremendous amount of political power. For the most part, they are content to simply sell water to the other states, and the water trade comprises the central pillar of the Sultanate’s economy. They distribute this water through a vast network of caravans throughout Jir’Azad. Most citizens of the Azure Sultanate participate in these caravans in some form or another, and it is estimated that at any given time, a quarter of the Sultanate’s populace is traveling.