Laws and Governance of the Thracian Empire

Graven in stone in the Temple of Turas in 1 YE, the Code and Laws of Thrace vested the governance of the empire in the Emperor. The Emperor has held dictatorial power, with the various Exarchs serving as his military governors and the Senate as his advisory body. This deliberative body was drawn from the city’s most respected and influential citizens and was empowered to levy taxes, raise armies, wage war, pass laws, and administer justice.

During time of war, the Senate would delegate its military power to an Exarch, who served for the duration of the campaign as Imperator or until removed from office by a vote of the Senate.

The Emperor’s will is enforced by the black-cloaked Emperor’s Talons, the elite agents of the Empire. Answering directly and only to the Emperor, the Emperor’s Talons are the eyes, the voice, and when necessary, the iron fist of imperial rule.

Noble Ranks in the Empire

The following table shows how imperial noble titles, army and navy ranks correspond with traditional western European noble titles .

Noble Rank Army Ranks Naval Ranks European Ranks
Autarch Emperor
Exarch Imperator King
Prefect Prince
Palatine Praetor Duke
Legate Legate Navarch Count
Tribune Tribune Marquis
Castellan Centurion Trierarch Baron
Decurion Centurion Baronet
Citizen Primus Pilus Decurion Yeoman
Signifer
Legionary
Peasant Peasant
Servant Serf

The following describes the reach of the authority of the above titles

Noble Rank Command Authority
Autarch Supreme Ruler of the Empire, Supreme Commander of the Legion and the Navy
Exarch Ruler of an Imperial Exarchate (Kingdom) and Magister Militum of all provincial military forces
Prefect Ruler of an Imperial Prefecture (Principality), commands Prefect Milita
Palatine Ruler of an Imperial Palatinate (Duchy) commands Palatinate Milita
Legate Ruler of an Imperial Legature (County), command legion garrison
Tribune Ruler of an Imperial Tribunate (March),commands household guard
Castellan Ruler of an Estate(Barony), commands household guard
Citizen Free person with the right to vote and can own land
Peasant Free person with limited rights
Servant Person with no rights
Army Ranks Command Authority
Imperator Commander of all Army and Naval Forces in a Theater of War
Magister Militum Commander of an Army and/or Naval Armada
Legate Commander of an Legion
Tribune Sub-Commander of an Legion
Centurion Officer, Commander of an Cohort
Decurion Sub-Commander of an Cohort
Primus Pilus Senior Soldier of an Legion
Signifer Senior Soldier of an Cohort
Naval Ranks Command Authority
Navarch Commander of a Classis (Fleet)
Trierarch Commander of a Ship
Centurion Commander of a Ship’s Crew
Decurion Sub-Commander of Ship’s Crew

Laws and Governance of the Thracian Empire

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