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. The Lyrans once fought a war with the Earth Federation because earth interfered with their attempted genocides of seven different species. The Earth-Lyran War, lasted for ten years before earth led an invasion on Lyra, leading to the occupation of Lyra and the Treaty of Washington. Since then, the Lyrans have lived as mercenaries and refugees.