The Triad is actually three cities: Thistledale, Paquas, and Rougnera. Thistledale is the south-west of the other two and is the largest. Paquas to the north is three-fourths the size of Thistledale. Rougnera to the east is one-half the size of Thistledale.
The Triad is ruled by a small senate with one representative from each city. Each city also has an ambassador and a mayor with aldermen. Voting for this representational government is done in open markets, and crowd rule is the name of the game.
The Triad cities and the region surrounding them is the highest population density of halflings. The culture of the region is nearly identical to the Rhoric culture amongst the neighboring humans.