The Lady's Empire was established from the ruins of numerous kingdoms that had sprung up in what had been the Domination. It spanned well over a thousand miles from north to south, as estimated by Croaker on his journey from Opal to Oar, though he stated that more lay further north still. The borders of the The Lady's Empire continued to grow, even over a century after her resurrection, to include Beryl, where the Black Company was pressed into the service.
The culture of the Lady's Empire was feudal, broken up into several separate fiefdoms, each ruled over by one of the Ten Who Were Taken, each fiefdom having somewhat different styles of governance and culture. Some were allowed to run wild, such as that ruled over by the Limper, while others were kept neat and orderly.