Altarion Empire's capital is situated on garden-planet Anthalanor, where Shaix lives and the Council usually meets.
The imperial districts are divided into a great number of realms, republics and theocracies of all kinds. However, not all of them have a seat in the Imperial Council.
Only fifty founder realms - some of them collecting even hundreds of solar systems - traditionally share that privilege, the others usually delegate their affairs to their
Besides, there are many independent systems that parted from the Empire in different ages, and some planets that are trying to do the same for their own reasons.
Some of the realms are fighting each other for territorial, commercial or ideological reasons, and a couple of them would willingly rebuild the Empire under
their guidance. Alliance networks change frequently, and the prestige of many governments relies on their swaying military and diplomatic strenght.
Most of the central area of the Galaxy is considered unexplored territory, as it has been isolated for
thousands of years, so hundreds of legends flourished about it. Usually they think that it's impossible to explore that region, because all the connecting leys
collapsed, but some Taladaars assert that a few ancient starmaps show some still open passages.