From the Back of the Book:
On the shore of the Sea of the Golden Sun lies Ariya, the oldest city in all Cerilia. The City of Temples and its surrounding provinces form the jewel of Khinasi history, learning, and culture. From this land of ancient magic emerged the Great King el-Arrasi, who brought glory to Ariya seven centuries ago.
Now Ariya's citizens turn to you, their newly crowned lord-prince, to restore the city-state to its former eminence. Tested by war-hungry neighbors, religious zealots, and a shrinking treasury, Ariya's ruler must champion light and reason if he is to guide the realm into a new Golden Age.
This sourcebook is designed for players who want to take the role of Ariya's regents--a paladin of lawful good priest. Players of nonregent characters who live in or come from Ariya will also find this book useful.