Aumrauth was a dyarchy jointly ruled by an Exalted Lord and a Lady Queen who were not required to be married to each other. Lords and Ladies generally served until death, so overly ambitious contenders sometimes resorted to assassination. The heraldry of the realm was a long, dark green pennant emblazoned with a large, white, conically spiraled shell.
The main trade with the surface world was with fisherfolk that they trusted, exchanging fish, seaweed, and anything else they could harvest that interested the land dwellers for items that caught their fancy. The fisherfolk usually treated the Aumrauthen well because they could get "deep-caught" fish delivered in "seawater sleeves" (whale rib-cages woven with seaweed) with little risk and for almost no effort.
Noble families were part of the power structure of this nation. Some of the most prominent included:
- The Alluth (pronounced: /ɑːlˈuːθ/ al-OOth)
- The Ceretlan (pronounced: /ˈsɪərtlɑːn/ SEER-tlann
- The Duthjuth
- The Gourael
- The Ildroun
- The Jaglene
- The Laralytha (pronounced: /ˈlɑːrɑːlˈɪθɑː/ LAR-al-ITH-a)
- The Meirityn
- The Nolbrae
- The Torthtan
- The Yundraer