The Nemesis Campaign
The Corinthian Empire
The Corinthian Empire is the single largest empire on Ouranos, and the most powerful one since the fall of the Old Empires. Flanking the mouth of the Castellan Sea, the empire is in a prime position to control continental trade, something that Marathos and Dorian look at with both jealousy and contempt.
The Government of the Corinthian Empire-
The Corinthian Empire is a constitutional monarchy currently run by the Nadalian Royal Family. Bound only by the Charter of the Rights of Men, king Tyrone Nadal wields broad legislative, judicial, and executive power over his subjects. Directly under the sovereign are the Lords of the Empire, a body of 100 men who each have administrative authority over an assigned region.
The Nadalian Royal Family
Distant relatives of Joseph Ratzig, the first king of Corinth, the Nadalian Royal family is firmly rooted as the seat of authority withing the Corinthian Empire. Though they’ve developed a reputation as just monarchs who allow their subjects to live and work freely throughout the empire, they are equally well known for their willingness to step in and regulate the economy for the good of the people, or meddle in internal affairs to assist Corinthian merchants. Tax in Corinth tends to be higher for this reason, however there is no region on Ouranos that offers more assistence to the poor and needy or more public works projects than the Corinthian Empire. Because of the efforts of the Nadalian Royal Family, there is no city, town, or hamlet without running water, public baths, and a sewer system; and there is no place in the Empire that is more than a morning’s ride from a poor house, school, ampitheater, or medical sanitorium. The only two other places in the world that can boast such amenities are the city states of Dorian and Mithos.
The Lordship is distinct from similar bodies in Marathos, Mithos, and the ancient kingdoms. Originally a body of elites whose members held their titles by birth, the aristocracy was abolished in 503 CR after a number of revolts broke out among the peasant population. The Lords of the Corinthian Empire are selected by the king, and are generally the most prosperous merchants, the most well-respected citizens, the most effective generals, or the most accomplished teachers an magic or academia. There are 150 Lords of Corinth, each the leader of a small local government. Though the people of the Corinthian Empire do not have final say in who leads them, they are encouraged to voice their opinion to royal officials known as empaths, who relate their petitions to the King. In the case of the more minor Lordships the king almost always chooses the man chosen by the people, effectively allowing the people to vote for their local Lords.
The_ Tome of Lordship_ outlines the laws by which the Lords must run their land. Among these rules are the limitations of a Lord’s power only to running and and maintaining an effective local government. While they may make rulings in court, appoint local officials, and can levy small taxes, they cannot create laws or levy militia without permission from the king. This limitation of power, and the fact that there are so many Lords governing very small areas, means that the the Lordship’s power is very easily checked by the king.
As a body of experts, the Lordship functions as an advisory body for the King, suggesting new rules and regulations. On rare occasions when the king is away from empire, such as during war or during negotiations with foreign powers, the king will appoint a steward, who retains provisional power over the Lordship and may appoint new Lords. He is, however, not allowed to make any new laws or regulations.
The Corinthian Military-
The Centurion Guard
The Corinthian Firstborne
Fire of the Firstborne-