The Rock IV
Snaarhelk, to the south, is a port city run by the Giff, a hippo like race brought here by the elven armada’s return. They maintain a large navy that protects the Vancallan trade routes from constant raiding from Pirate lords. Many of the City-states will tolerate, if not actually welcome, races of all kinds.
According to the Giff, each of their families is Nobilty or Royalty in the reaches of wildspace. To the Giff, the current Admiral of the Navy, Sir Oliver Didymus, is considered the ruler of Snaarhelk but he is hardly ever on land as he often sails the oceans of Saproso and Kiesa in search of pirates.
The man who deals with the actual running of the city, guild and Navy is a human named Harven Bulidus, and is considered by most citizens of Snaarhelk to be the power behind the throne so to speak.