The Earth Clan is a galaxy-spanning interstellar human republic, ruled by a vast Senate on the planet Orbem. A truly vast domain, Clan Space is spread amongst countless stars. Its territories encompass untold millions of stars and countless more human lives. Consequently, an Clan planet might be separated from its closest neighbor by hundreds or even thousands of light years. As a stellar empire, the size of the Earth Clan cannot be ruled in terms of contiguous territory. Though individual an Senator claims rule of whole planetary systems, individual planets are ruled in effect by a Governor; who is typically associated by blood, marriage or pact with the Lineage.