Of all of the city-states that dot the land, the most powerful by far is The Capital. The Capital is a mobile metropolis situated in a titanic golem/castle the size of a mountain. The stated purpose of The Capital is to forge path for civilization through the treacherous Wilds that keep all the other city-states isolated and fearful. The Capital is a military superpower, employing equal parts incredible magic and advanced clockwork technology. They are most known for their fleet of airships, use of golems as both ground forces as battle mounts. Much of their troops are accomplished geomancers. Their might allows them to travel through the Wilds unopposed. Many merchant caravans know that the safest, though expensive, way to traverse the Wilds is to travel with The Capital. However, since The Capital has no farmland, it must import food supplies from other kingdoms. Food is usually acquired as payment for caravan escort, protection or as “tribute” from the host kingdom.
The motto of The Capital is “The empire stands where ever The Capital treads”