Most mutually friendly city-states - and quite a few unfriendly ones - have established diplomatic missions in each other's city. These are usually headed by an ambassador, though the actual title may vary by local custom. The ambassador and his entire staff have diplomatic immunity, which protect them from any persecution by the local law enforcement agencies and courts. Likewise, the embassy, where the diplomatic mission is housed, is considered to have the legal jurisdiction of the sponsoring city, and local law enforcement may not enter there.

Naturally, these privileges are frequently abused, but competent ambassadors take care to avoid any major scandals so that the good name of their home city is not tarnished. Nonetheless, embassies are usually hotbeds of intrigue, as foreign spies try to outwit the locals and their rivals in other embassies to give their city an advantage in one field or another.

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