Emirate of Hallaba
The westernmost of the Runberi emirates, the Emirate of Hallaba is centered on the eponymous city of Hallaba. The emirate also contains the surrounding countryside, a few satellite cities subservient to Hallaba, as well as the loose allegiance of a few Beirhamin chiefs that have sworn fealty to the city. The most significant Runberi settlements bound to Hallaba by treaty are Badath, Habshuf, and Musat. These three towns and their satellite villages make up much of the Hallaban coast that is not directly controlled by the ruling city. The Hallabans have also secured the relative loyalty of a number of inland Beirhamin tribes, chief among them the Kyrimli, the Imransaidi, the Sukurlids, and the Kayanaids. The city of Hallaba also has a stake in South-Fahrig trade company, with individual councilors also holding minor stakes.
The city of Hallaba and the emirate of Hallaba are led by an emir, elected for seven years at a time by all present members of the Hallaban Assembly. Councilors of the assembly must fulfill the following requirements:
- The councilor must be a resident of the City of Hallaba for at least 10 years.
- The councilor must be of good Runberi character.
- The councilor must be a faithful follower of Nuwa.
- The councilor must be the master of their house.
- The councilor must own and operate a vessel fit for voyages in the Great Bay.