The Chimaera is the true regent but governs as an absentee landlord.

>By the way, this brings to my mind another question I had. I always assumed
>that the Chimaeron's provinces are ruled by the Council of Leaders, and the
>Chimaera herself is "only" a resident wizard, not the province ruler. The
>entry for the Chimaeron in RoE seems to imply this. What do you think?
>Aleksei Andrievski
>aka Solmyr, Archmage of the Azure Star