A government run by various competing factions, kept in check by a strict code of honor. Airship battles are common, but only when both sides agree to initiate the fight. The victors are free to plunder the goods aboard the defeated ship, granted they guarantee safe passage to the nearest dock.
Vortesha's Wake came to be after the passing of the legendary pirate Vorthesha. Her vast impact on pirates throughout the skies led previously competing factions to join together and form the treaty that would eventually become a fully fledged country.