The Thalassian Senate is a primary branch of the thalassian government responsible for legislative duties, law making, and representation of people of Quel'Thalas and its colonies. While the government of Quel'Thalas is a monarchy ruled by regency, the Thalassian Senate is is responsible for the creation of new statutes, laws, and treaties within the kingdom.
Made of two 'houses', the Senate is composed of a House of Commons and a House of Nobles, the former filled with prominent citizens of Quel'Thalas, magisters, knights, merchants, and local leaders. The House of Commons generally is the more powerful politically of the two branches and often drafts new laws into conjecture. Those within the House of Commons are elected there by their local prefecture or are granted the position by reaching adequate rank within the major branches of the thalassian military including the Magistrate, Farstriders, Royal Thalassian Navy, and Blood Knights.
The upper house, known as the House of Nobles is the more hereditary and arguably more prestigious position passed onto the powerful nobles within Quel'Thalas. While the House of Commons creates laws, the House of Nobles passes them into existence. They also ratify treaties and declare war on enemy nations. The House of Nobles are held to a military convention and when war is declared, they are required to provide suitable tribute of monies, supplies, and soldiery to fight the wars of Quel'Thalas.