The Majesty <name>, King and Emperor: Imperator of the Credixian Imperium, Emperor of the Preinese Empire, Exarch of Neordan, Duke of Mel, Duke of Geled, Hegemon of Escen, Protector of Terra-Prime, King of Laxus, Lord of Man, Overlord of Odonia, Oligarch of Vermis, Master of New Sardinia, Sirdar of Kellia, Tetrarch of Tethys, Supreme Governor of Borshall, President of the Sedanten League,
(later added) Sovereign of Meisthai, Prime Minister of Fulmeni, Archduke of Elendan.
A set of advisors chosen by the Emperor, usually including the Imperial Consort, Nulli Secundus, the Supreme Admiral, a Legate from Circe Mater, representatives from Konfederum Galacta, Comitte de Okkonemee, and Akademii de Savoire, Ambassadors from the Free Peoples, the Hlutr, and the Aakad da'Estra, and perhaps the Heir Apparent.
The Emperor of the Second Empire gets the same deal as in the First Empire: memory-implantation of Imperial records. It aged the First Empire's ruler -- it kills five out of six claimants to the Second Imperial Throne. Natural selection.
Ruling body of the Second Empire, composed of the Noble Houses in congress assembled on Terra-Prime. The Vormen Konfedera, or Forms of Confederation, established Konfederum Galacta and the Empire.
Investigative and police arm of the Empire, under the control of Nulli Secundus.
Economic Committee, under the control of House Arciniegas.
Committee to Review New Technologies, under the direction of Circe Mater, Nulli Secundus, and Akademii de Savoire.
Representative to the Empire of the Created Intelligences.
The "Mother Church" of Lorecanism, having its headquarters and main temple on Credix.
The Two Hundred Six Bloodlines, having their headquarters on Obron near Credix.
Main research institute on the planet Ptyra. The High Academy is the decision-making body for Akademii de Savoire.
Military arm of the Empire, under the direction of the Emperor through the Supreme Admiral.
The "Sacred Band" of Navii Imperiale, consisting of lovers pleged to fight for one another and for the Emperor.
There is no organized Civil Service in the Empire, no standardized system of rank or pay scale. Each year the schools produce thousands of Kompentia (Competents). The Kompentia are recognized by the Empire's vast networks of comps, and offered work with whatever agency, group, or bureaucracy can best use their talents. The day-to-day business of a structure like House Altamira, for example, is run by the Kompentia; only in great emergencies or unforseen situations does the Noble hierarchy actually make decisions. And then, tradition usually ensures that their decisions are as conservative as possible.
-Steve Hoister, Memoirs