Above the Clouds
Granite Spire was founded on the meeting of two diametrically opposed settlements: the Dwarven mines riddling the spire and the Elven groves on the large neighboring island.
Since the cataclysm the Elves and Dwarves have reached an uneasy codependence, each needing the other to survive but never fully trusting each other; the Dwarven mines provide the bulk of metals for the Cloudsea and Elven grooves the finest timber fo cloudships.
The city atop the spire has grown up as a melting pot of cultures and races.
The entire region is ruled by a triumvirate; the Elven Matriarch, Dwarven King and the elected city Burgermeister desperately trying to maintain the tenuous balance.