The Sword and the Star
The Alpha Draconis Senate is the ruling political body of the Draconis Empire. It is group of elected officials and inherited nobles who handle the manufacture of laws and execution thereof. Only natural citizens of Alpha Draconis can become senators. The Senate is typically fairly liberal and interested in the rights of the general people, although the presence of old nobility has caused some tension and factionalization.
The senate, although wealthy, is relatively ineffectual in regards to the military and hasn’t been in control of the powerful administrative generals and admirals since the foundation of the modern Draconis state. Its power has been gradually eroding to the military, due in large part to the efforts of Alpha-General Pierre.