Santuary was a magic-poor city, without any Brithini but with some very powerful Mages and very present gods.
Tatou #4, Oriflam house magazine, gave (back in the time when it had RQ material) an unofficial version (by Guillaume Fournier) of the Heortian Refuge.
The Council (before the Tarshite honest Governor) was elected
randomly but the Brithini manipulated the probabilities to
select the Councillors.
I don't know if this form of "moderate tychocracy" would be viable but it's an interesting setting.
In this version, Eurmal created the old city (in a myth which can remind the building of the walls of Troy by Poseidon and Apollo) and one can suppose that the Maze (the heart of Auld Refuge) is a magic place of Disorder and Illusion.
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