Aglarond...Adventures in the Unapproachable East
Aglarond was ruled for several centuries (since 1065 DR) by the Olósynne Dynasty, beginning with the half-elf King Brindor and ending with the apparent death of Alassra Shentrara Silverhand, “the Simbul,” in 1425 DR. Under this system of government, the monarch was advised by a council of thirty, made up of eleven councilors from major cities and a further nineteen from smaller settlements. Every community in Aglarond was entitled to elect a member to the council, although the Fanger cities of Dahst and Findar did not acknowledge that they are part of Aglarond and never sent a councilor.
Since the Simbul’s disappearance and the end of the monarchy, Aglarond has been ruled over by the Simbarch Council, an assembly of fifteen mages learned in the ways of the Simbul. Following her end the Simbul’s followers banded together and took control of the Palace of the Simbul, from which they govern today, and took it upon themselves to lead her former kingdom. Their rule was not unchallenged, however, and the Council eventually resorted to military might to bring rebelling regions to heel. Since coming to power the Simbarch Council have consolidated their rule and extended Aglarond’s power over the disputed Wizard’s Reach, defeating the armies of Thay’s exiled zulkirs for control of the region