Thrane is a theocracy, a land where everything is controlled by the Church of the Silver Flame. Though it has a royal family like the other nations of Galifar, the Church has held significant political power for centuries as the primary state religion, and official political power since the start of the Last War. While other faiths do exist in Thrane, their followers tend to find limited opportunities in the country; moreover while the Church is one of the greatest bastions of Lawful Good ideals in Khorvaire, the laws and actions of the government tend to be stringent and limiting to freedom. As such, Thrane tends to have difficult relations with its allies and little trade, with none of the dragonmarked houses having particularly large operations within its borders. The reputation of the Church for ill-fated crusades and the fanaticism of many of its most vocal adherents also makes those not of the Church wary of Thrane.