Council of Lords
The Council of Lords consists of seven members, the highlord of each realm of the Altanan Empire. The Lords are responsible for the majority of lawmaking and governance within the empire.
The emperor has a seat on the Council as highlord of Khyber, but he also has the authority to reject any law passed by the Council as well the ability to pass laws or edicts without the approval of the council. In most cases, he does not exercise these powers, and instead (when he attends sessions) acts and votes as a normal highlord.