Land of Legends
The Merchants Alliance is best thought of as a collection of allied merchants guilds. Each guild being run by a ‘Merchant Prince’ who has absolute control over their own guild. The purpose is to be able to dominate trade within the lands for the highest profit to those in charge. Being a merchant not within the alliance is a hard life as many won’t even work with non-guild merchants. However as much as this is an alliance the various Princes still compete for control and their is no absolute leader, with a council made of the princes being in charge.