The Ring of Seven consists of 7 Apollos who govern over the Platinum. It mostly resembles a democracy, but there are certain times where The Master of Angels word is taken above all others without question, but they are few and far inbetween. --------------------------------------------
The Master of Angels or Head of Council is in charge of all the Platinum. This person, for all intensive purposes, is God. He/She makes the last call on all decisions but does not have the right to veto things that other Council members are going for.
The Assistant Head of Council is like a vice-president. He or she assists the Master of Angels in daily tasks and decision making where the other five councel members aren't required to give their vote.
The Council Aid is a secretary. More often than not, the position is filled by a woman who can be cool in some of the most stressful situations. She gives her opinion on subjects that might need another look. When any of the Apollo are unavailable or there is a time that a position is empty, the Council Aid will take that place until the position is filled.
The Military General is in charge of all of the military and their operations. Usually filled by a man, they do all the things a normal general does, and that includes going into battle if necessary. They rarely gets along with the Apollo Representative, S'chru Representative, and the Council Judge.
The Council Judge oversees all legal matters. Those include punishments for crimes and the throwing out of old rules that no longer seem to have a purpose.
The Apollo Representative is like a House of Representatives/Senate for apollos, except it's only one person. They bring to the Ring of Seven the suggestions and desires of the apollo population. They also make sure that no decisions made by the Master of Angels hinders the rights of apollos.
The S'chru Representative is the exact same thing as the Apollo Representative except for s'chru. His or her main duty is to make sure that the Apollo Representative doesn't convince the Master of Angels and the Council Judge to pass a law that is biased against s'chru. This representative is the only s'chru allowed in the upper level of Platinum.
The Council holds elections every 25-50 years, depending on the satisfaction of the 'citizens' of the Platinum. The ones most likely to be changed are the representatives of each of the two groups, however all positions are up for election. The years are counted normally [24 Hours in a day, 365 Days in a year]. Their calendar starts at the year 0, which is the last day of The Great War, and they are currently in year 3975 and the 188th election. Sometimes elections are held just because they can have them and the members of the council run unopposed. There have been 16 elections that have a 50 years span between, and 127 with only 25 years between elections. The 25 year elections are concentrated towards the beginning of the new era when the most change was made to the system.
Matthew is the current Master of Angels. He has been the only Master of Angels that anyone ever remembers and there are very few apollos who are older than he is. It is rumored, but never stated aloud, that all records from before he took power were destroyed, not by the rebelling Apollos soon to be Orions, but by Matthew himself. The left over title of Angel has never been explained and it's believed that they were once referred to as Angels, but sometime after the Great War, he renamed them all to try and help heal the pain of loss of their brethren. Some believe it was just his way of forcing people to forget the past and follow him without question. He has been Master for at least 3500 years, but no one can pin down his election year due to faulty records.
Andrew is the Assistant Head of Council. He's been in office for over 600 years. He came into office because the previous Assitant Head stepped down for unknown reasons. Most think it was because it grew bored with it. He's a calm and reasonable guy, easy to get along with, but has a firm stance which sometimes clashes with Matthew. He's good friends with The Apollo Representative, Christopher, and the Coucil Judge, Aaron.
Gabriel acts as the Council Aid. She takes notes during meetings and keeps maticulous records. She plays the devil's advocate to most ideas, regardless of how she feels about the topic to try and get the best results for everyone. She hates cursing, but is tolerant of almost everything else. She and Augustus, the Military General, are also bickering.
Augustus is the Military General. Since it has been peaceful for a millenia, Augustus hasn't had to do much, so there's no reason to replace him, which is why he has been in office for 1325 years. He's a bit of a hard ass and is always trying to convince the Judge and Master of Angels to hand down ridiculously strict punishments for crimes. No one remembers if he was always like that, but from sheer boredom it seems to have gotten worse. He also has a bit of a potty mouth, as much as a holy being can have, and it puts him at odds with Gabriel, the Council Aid.
Aaron is Council Judge. He's been on the council for 875 years. He gives light sentances for most crimes the first time around, but after the second offense, he turns into a toned down version of Augustus. He believes in justice and his ability to see the truth, but it doesn't go to his head [most of the time] and is quite sociable. He is often seen with Andrew, the Assistand Head, and Christopher, the Apollo Reprsentative.
Christopher is Apollo Representative. He was elected 325 years ago. Whenever the Apollos have a problem, they come running to him and he tries to solve the problems without having to create new laws. He's sarcastic, and it often gets him in trouble, but he manages to slide out of any trouble he gets into. He isn't afraid to pull a favor from the Council Judge of Assistant Head if need be. He's the last member of the close Trio of council memebers including Aaron and Andrew.
Delilah, the S'chru Representative, is loud and overly-friendly. She's been in office for 400 years and is loved by just about everyone, especially the S'chru. She loves making fun of Augustus and gets along especially well with Gabriel, being the only other female on the council. They both tend to gang up on the Military General, but hide their pleasure from it well.
The Council Judge is the primary giver of punishments, but if an overwhelming number of the population feels this judgement was incorrect, they draw lots to create a jury and hold a trial. Sometimes, the Master of Angels will take over the proceedings in a controversial case, but that is a very, very rare occurence.