The Vargath Flats are home to most of the farming and ranching population of the empire. While they hold a significant portion of the population (working on farms or as day laborers) they have very little political influence and are often forgotten except in dire straits. Most of the area is supervised by a number of old Dukes. These Duchies are loosely organized and ill equipped to rule the area. Any noble well off enough to travel has already moved to the city. Most of the Duchies are now controlled by crusty old Dukes of limited power and even less patience.