Humanity is a relatively young civilization among the stellar nations. But ambitious and audacious as hell. Born in the little-studied sector of the Universe, mankind presented itself to the galactic community as a strong and self-sufficient nation with a powerful military force and a balanced economy capable of affording a mighty stellar fleet.
Despite its name, the human state is more a confederation than an empire. Colossal distances and lack of decent communication means make it impossible to maintain a strong centralized power system. Formally, at the head of the state stands the Emperor who chooses his heir among the candidates proposed by the noble houses.