The Empire is a major emerging civilisation located to the south of The Plains . Though named Empire for its colonial and imperial ambitions, it is in fact a confederation of city states united by a powerful Priesthood. The ceremonial head-of-state is The Prince, a holy figure said to be the avatar of the sun god Om.
It consists of many different cultures, languages and traditions but its metropolitan hubs share common characteristics. The lingua franca is commonly referred to as Imperial.