The Tennelians

First things first the Tennelian Empire is an empire in name only, its really more of a constitutional monarchy mingled with a republic.  That means there is a figurehead chosen by bloodlines and birth, but the real leaders are elected.

They are an ancient and enlightened race with a rich culture and advanced science and technology.  They tend toward logic, order, and discipline.  They are good, fair, just, defenders of the weak, protectors of the peace.  Their sentiments are very similar to those found in the American Declaration of Independence.  They have incorporated other cultures into their own nearly seamlessly through negotiation and treaty rather than conquest.