The Jaffe family have long since failed to leave Damascus for any reasons baring the monthly meet of the Council of Elders. And even then often only the Head or his Deputy will attend - rarely both. A secluded people in the spine of mountains that spear through the Damascus desert plains, the citizens of Damascus like the peace and quiet that their life affords them. Due to their piousness and their faith, many within Damascus are harsh in their judgements of those who follow different paths and are not known for their welcoming presence. Instead, the smallest piece of gossip is reacted to with the greatest of scandalised expressions and the merchants who deliver the goods the city needs to survive every week are treated with suspicion and slanted gazes. The Jaffe family are known for their scholarly and quiet ways and they lead their city province more by example than by a firm hand. They are continuously voted back into their position of leadership through the people's belief that they are the most fairminded because of their wisdom and their faith.