Empire
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Basic Information

Traditionally an empire is the territory ruled over by an Emperor - that is, a super-national polity containing a number of distinct states and/or peoples. Strictly speaking, the actual presence of an Emperor appears to be optional - for example the Roman Empire functioned as an empire whilst still a republic, only acquiring an Emperor later, and the monarchs of the British Empire went for many generations before claiming imperial pomp.

The Empire, by contrast is an empire serving as an institutional character.

Sources

Bibliography
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Game and Story Use

  • Expect at least some of these in your campaign world unless it is horribly balkanized.
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