The world government is a republic led by “elected” officials there are 4 main high lords who are voted in place by the kings of their respective seas island nations. Then a 5th elected by the nobility of the Capitol of Goldkeep. These nobles are venerated almost as gods as they have been gifted power over the sea in ancient times by the sea god. Their lineage is corrupt and inbred, and they almost do not represent humanity any longer. Rarely seen in public they are heavily protected by the navy as it is directly overseen by the world government.
Not all seas are protected by the world government, the core of the planets seas are very turbulent and difficult to navigate making them lawless zones, there are 4 great pirate kings who rule these seas and control their “kingdoms” with fleets of other pirates bowing to their rule.
Aurin the Soulbinder
Heinrich “The Black” Drachen
Tore “Skyshatter” Vidar
This government has been seen as cruel and uncaring for its people. It’s navy led by Fleet Admiral Anaru Tamati has many corrupt leaders and they can be just as bad if not worse than the pirates in some places. and on the other side of the coin, not all pirates are evil. some pirate controlled seas actually have upheld peace for years as the islands pay only minor tributes to their respective pirate lords.