Ogre Battle: Hammer to Fall
The Empire is led by High Priest Sardian III, who seized power from the former king through a coup d’état, and by a Senate. There is an ongoing power struggle between the two.
Traditionally, the social structure of Lodis was such that the people were ranked according to their skills, regardless of race or class. But Lodis adopted a system of hereditary elitism by the general sentiment of the upper-class, which has continued to this day.
One of the demands placed by conquering Lodisian armies is that subjugated nations adopt this class system. The nobles and merchants who qualify as upper class are given titles in Lodis, regardless of their kingdom of origin.