Balance of Magic
The magical side of the Veil is controlled largely by the Atlassian Empire, an autocratic human-led government. While there are some regions dominated by wilderness or dragons, most of the known world falls under the Empire’s control. The current ruler of the Empire is Terrence Atlassian, a man well into his 70s but showing few outward signs of age past 30.
Leadership within the Empire is largely hereditary, though not always. The primary consideration for a leader is affinity with the spirits of the land, a hereditary ability. Over the past several centuries this affinity has been consolidated within a few specific bloodlines, all of which claim a stronger tie to the name “Atlassian”. Those individuals with stronger abilities are able to secure positions closer to the seat of power.
Several times in the past, the Empire attempted to expand through the Veil and conquer territory on the other side, but in each case the land’s lack of spirits cut the campaign short. Deprived of their magical advantage, the Empire was not able to gain any ground. Currently relationships between the Empire and the nations on the other side are cordial.