Renar the Imperial Capital has stood for thousands of years. Ruled now by a council of nobles who trace their lineage back to one of the Three Imperial Brothers. This council is the ruling power in and around the city. They appoint Justicars of the Law who uphold and enforce the laws and appoint member to the Justicar Council who rule on matters of legality.
The Circle of guilds exists to assure the Sovereignty of the powerful Merchant Lords and the the Freedom of Trade. Taxes are high but trade tariffs are low.
The Imperial Military still patrols the streets and guard the more affluent neighborhoods. More of a police keeping force for the Wealthier Merchants, and lords but any citizen of the Empire may call upon a Justicar to hear his case, even if it involves a Lord or Lady. The bulk of the population of Renar are of a middle class; merchants and artisans among fabricators and scholars which are among many guilds. The common laborers and base citizens are on the bottom of the social system, most are looked at as no better than those who work off fines for crimes as indentured servants.