Quinen is ruled by the powerful Coven of Quinen, 13 powerful witches, the most powerful who rules as the witch queen, currently this position is held by a witch named Amara. Mostly the witches vie for power between themselves and, as a result, Quinen has for much of known history been a very introspective and insular country. The Coven hates humans and has turned most such people who disagreed with them to stone, so the country is littered with statues of petrified people. The witches employ mainly evil ancient fay, night goblins, dark dwarfs, trolls and varieties of were-rat and were-cat races as slaves