The continent of fire.
During the sundering, the Cloison Mountains sprung into existance, dividing the Skitts Desert in half. One side of the desert is plagued by blistering heat. The other by unbearable cold. No one alive remembers the last time it rained. They do recall the last eruption of Mt. Woede, only months ago. Mt. Woede continues to smoke.
Elected Council. All citizens can vote on their leadership. Council members serve for 3 years and 3 days, and only 3 may be up for election on any given year.