Elder of Losla
Losla, the City that Walks is a very informal society. The Elder is selected by Valyti and the general consensus of people. The only qualifications they must have is a master of Tortoise School magic and be, well, old. The current elder is Oskar Veiss. The Elder oversees disputes and governing decisions. Advisors can be appointed to help, but it is mostly a one man show. However, the people of Losla are largely self governing. The Flatlands are harsh and unforgiving. Everyone must work together to ensure Losla's and Valyti's survival. To this end, the population of Losla largely gets along and cooperates. The Elder and the Advisors are held in high esteem by the people. They are knowledgeable about survival in the Flatlands, where the oasis are, the seasons, the weather, the animals, and of course, the magic that Valyti is connected to. In some respects the Elder oversees the people of Losla and is the caretaker for Valyti at the same time.