The Council of Nine
One of the two main legislative councils in the Imperial Government, along with the Union of the States. The Council of Nine is considered the more powerful of these governing bodies, for it contains representatives from each of the recognized nine wielding races of Allentria. These representatives, speaking for their people, meet to discuss the most pressing political, social, and economic issues of the empire. The Council of Nine is helmed by Empress Aldelphia Alderwood, who mediates between the nine representatives and signs off on any new imperial legislation they submit to be made into law. There are two representatives from each of the four kingdoms, totaling eight, and an elven representative, which makes nine.