The Age of Reason
The Drathl Empire is ruled over by the Emperor, who lives and rules from the capital of Hamil. The Emperor’s decrees are law, and the courts and militia are established throughout the Empire to make sure that the Emperor’s decrees are obeyed.
However, each region is largely independent. Outside of the specific decrees issued by the Emperor, each region is free to govern itself as it sees fit. Each province also sends one representative as an adviser to the Emperor.
Each region also maintains it’s own militia, with an Imperial guard also having a presence throughout most of the Empire, to both assist the local militias when needed, and maintain peace and order.