Seven worlds were founded in TE 37 to serve as bases for Imperial expansion. These seven, along with Earth, became the capitals of the eight Imperial Provinces.
Each Province was ruled by a Provost. In theory, a Provost was appointed by the Imperial Council (and later the Emperor), but in practice they were basically hereditary positions. (Maj Thovold, however, did change some of the appointments, and the ability to make and un-make Provosts remained a perogative of the Throne, albeit a little-used one.)
The eight Provincial Capitals (clockwise around the Galaxy) were:
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