World of Wu-Yu
Council of States
The Council of States is one of the highest authorities in The Empire, rivaling the Emperor himself. It has power to pass legislation, and to veto legislation passed by the Emperor. In turn, the Emperor may veto that passed by the Council.
The Council consists of representatives from the seven city-states of The Tathatan, namely Indirah, Nilan, Tragara, Bara-xi, Arjunasi, Punj, and Qaruna. It exists to keep the Emperor in check and maintain the rights and privileges of the original city-states that founded the Empire.