There are seven courts that rule Prythian, each with a High Lord ruling over it. They are divided into two, Seasonal and Solar Courts. There is also the symbolic eighth court of The Middle considered sacred.
The nature of the Seasonal Courts is linked to their High Lords, whose magic and will keeps them in eternal spring, summer, fall or winter, like a strange stagnation.
The Solar Courts are of a more symbolic nature, each court adhering to the laws of nature. All three courts go through the rise and fall of the sun, however depending on their court, it may be different for each. For example, the nights in the Night Court are said to be far more beautiful than those in other Courts.