Water or Blood
Notable Organizations Umar
The Great Lords // The Blood
Each is trusted to manage portions of the empire in the name of the emperor and create lords beneath them for the same purpose. Now days these hereditary positions are in contest with each other and the imperial throne for power. While there used to be other great lords who managed civil and military things for the emperor the only lineages left are those associated with each of the remaining great cities. Each City has a governing great lord and in each city the position has its own specific title and some unique responsibilities. These great lords sit just beneath the emperor in power, and once were the only secular powers in the lands. They are entitled to many benefits from the law and the church, and are responsible for supporting the military and maintaining the law.
Rich in money and expansive in holdings, this structure holds up the Blood and the Law of the realm. The Priesthood is currently much divided betweenThe Loyalists and The Reclaimers, but either way this group still has power, and even a many of low birth can come to a high standing in its ranks, though it is still under the ultimate authority of the Emperor. The Immaculates are its most public arm, they travel and see to the laws of the land acting as inspectors, judges, and occasionally executioners.
There are three orders that date back to the founding of the empire invested with the trust of the Gods themselves to protect the realm against the three great horrors of the world, the unrest of the dead, the deception’s of demons, and the use of heretical magics.
A lesser but growing power in this era, these organizations have their claws invested all throughout the empire many of the blood are in their pocket and support them politically in return for financial dependence, though some chapter-houses and possibly entire guilds have been know to serve or have at least been maneuvered by some of the great lords.