The closest form Nimressa has to a central government is circuit judges. Circuit judges spend the majority of their time going from town to town, handling local law disputes. Once each season, circuit judges convene in Penmerth with the Council of Guilds in order to discuss overarching problems or concerns they have become aware of in their travels.
Because arcane magic is both mundane and something that requires study beyond cantrips, circuit judges are often wizards who have either retired from adventuring or never took to it to start with. Because of this – while final judgement is left with the local mayor, particularly when it comes to sentencable offenses – the opinion of a circuit judge is typically held in high esteem, as they are considered a trusted source of logic and wisdom.
That said, circuit judges can be notorious for accepting bribes, to the extent that some villages rarely seek their guidance.
Due to their traveling nature and general awareness of the problems faved throughout Nimressa, circuit judges act as the primary contact for adventurers seeking work.