Aundair is ruled by Aurala ir’Wynarn of the line of Galifar along with various noble houses. Aurala is generally loved by the common people and has the loyalty of the nobles. Most of the rural areas fall under the control of vassal lords, while cities are ruled by royal governors. The people are mainly farmers, scholars, and magewrights, with Aundair’s fields supplying many crops for both internal consumption and export—but the universities and libraries also demand great respect across Khorvaire.
House Lyrandar makes its enclave on the island of Stormhome off the northern coast of Aundair, while House Orien has its ancestral home in the city of Passage; while both of these areas technically belong to Aundair, Stormhome is completely controlled by those bearing the Mark of Storm, and Passage has most of its population employed by House Orien. One of the branches of House Cannith is also located in Fairhaven, but it has far less influence. The Arcane Congress also has influence from its home in the city of Arcanix, though it has become more tied to the crown of Aundair than it once was through the Last War.