The city is ruled by a Council, who is in charge of trade, taxes, laws and the city guards.
Below the Council there are representatives who are in charge of the different departments.
Corruption is present at all levels.
Weapons and Technology
Reminiscent of the Bronze Age period, weapons and technology are archaic
Technology is rather new and it is represented by crystal shard powered devices (like the city street illumination)
The Tower of Thought used by a mystic cult (or the city Council?)