The sandbanks of the delta mean the port cannot accommodate large, deep water ships, and are also a serious hazard to the river trade with Kalabuto. Barges travelling the river normally call upon the services of the Rivermen's Guild.
In theory, the town is ruled by Sargava's leader, the Grand Custodian, Baron Utilinus. However, the Baron lives in Eleder, and has many calls upon his time, and the day to day running of the town is carried out by a council made up of representatives of the various companies which do business along the river. In effect, the town is controlled by the Rivermen's Guild.1