Several of the people who founded Fanlu still live there. They see themselves as the fathers of the city, who risked everything to build it. To them, Fanlu is a labor of love. It is a home. It is the future of their families, hard won through hard sacrifice. These people also happen to be very skilled and influential. They use their wisdom and influence on a daily basis to effect things in Fanlu. They guide alliances, spot enemies, sooth rivalries, mediate disputes and keep others honest. Each in their own way, uses politics and presence of personality to keep the booming town from tearing itself apart. They also watch for threats without.