On the Astral Sea
The Crautisium is a pseudo-nation of portals and planar gateways, and their surrounding environs. Established by rocca colonies nearly three millennia after their creation, the Crautisium was initially a means of providing support for each other in their roles as guardians of the divine gateways. However, as the rocca developed permanent portals to connect their great cities, they realized they could use these gateways for more than military purposes. These early portal-cities became the axipolii (or “axis-cities”) of an expanding network of portals and communities known as the Crautisium.
Along the Astra Sea, the Crautisium is the most prevalent and ubiquitous methods of trade, and the reaches of the Crautisium all but define “civilized” space within the realm. The Crautisium’s council of emirates carefully regulate traffic between the cities. Despite the functional reach of the Crautisium. Most Astral states have some degree of treatise or contract with the Crautisium to provide them with the raw materials that cannot be found within the Astral Sea’s demesnes. However, several larger empires and hordes target the seas around the Crautisium’s cities for banditry and siege.