The Lyran Star Empire is the name of the official government of the Lyran species. Not much is known about it except that it is somewhat feudal with many Lyran Counts serving as rulers on other worlds. This also, unfortunately, has the side effect of resulting in many internal conflicts within the empire. This has prevented the race from actively stretching their rule to dominating the galaxy.
There are approximately 21 counties each of which are ruled by a Count. Four of those counties are duchies which are led by a single Lyran Duke. The King Emperor of the Lyran Star Empire rules the 21st county. Each county pays and supports the Lyran fleet; providing it with necessary maintenance while the local county controls the local border stations. The duchies are known to make use of starbases. The Lyran Empire joins the Coalition of Independent States.