Abasil, home of the Wood Elves
Caladin, a country where people hate magic, where the sword is the most reliable weapon and where war and death not a uncommon word
A land is reigned by a circle of powerful men who control every aspect of the citizen's life. This cabal changes members often. In reality, the spectres of a small necromantic covent possess and control the people in power. Since they simply possess the bodies, they can leave when old age overcomes their shells and possess a new up-and-coming noble.