Saga of Jaraah
Unlike New Mazra which is dominated by House Ukulus, Karkeh is ruled by the triumvirate of House Rogus, House Devar, and House Elith. This split power arrangement means none of the three great houses of Karkeh can rival House Ukulus even though Karkeh has an equal choke-hold on east-west trade between the Shomaal and Aval Kingdom.
House Rogus derives a lot of its strength from close association with the Empire of Sob-Rooz. It has intermarried a lot with nobility from that realm, and the close ties have brought it favorable trade terms that it has parleyed into economic and political strength in the Kingdom of Bandar.