Legends of the World
The Sorataesan families are a group of rich, powerful and influential families that govern the Sorataesan capital of Valatera. There are five major families and a number of minor families; the Major families have a no-open-warfare truce, though assassinations are still not uncommon. Minor families rarely attack a Major one, for the retaliation would be severe. Some minor families have truces with others, but this not always the case.