Various forms of government exist, primarily headed by a ruler.
An empire is a country ruled by an emperor or empress. The primary empire referred to in the series is the Haacobin Empire, the dominant power of the Half-Continent. However other empires are mentioned:
- Gott Empire: Located in the southeastern part of the Half-Continent.
- Heilgoland: Located south of the Half-Continent.
- Nenin: An Occidental empire.
- Turkmantine Empire: The Haacobin Empire's greatest foe, located north of the Marrow.