Thurgaton has a reputation for being the Criminal capital of the North. There is some truth to this because the city is goverened by Guilds and has little army force. Of what there is they are directed by the Guild who has the most power. The Duke stays out of it’s affairs aslong as the Taxes get paid.
The current power in the city sways in favour of the Theives guild. Other bodys include Wizards Guild, Mercenary Guild and the Merchant guild to name a few.