Chronicles of Disparity
An Empire that consists of three kingdoms, the elven nation, the kingdom of man, and the Dwarven oligarchy of Underholme1.
Each member-nation sends a representative to the citadel-capital to be a member of the High Council2, who elects the High Guardian3, a lifetime appointed position whose sole responsibility is to defend the High Council and be the leader of the Imperial Legions4.
Currently the Empire has been all but neutered by the fact that it has conquered the continent of Olarth long ago. Decadence is rotting the Empire from the inside out. Exploration programs were ceased after a major diplomatic faux pas caused a foreign dignitary to by beheaded. The isolationist policies of the government have lead to the current pressure boiler scenario, with the whole Empire on the verge of implosion.