Parliament is the governing council of Widow’s Watch and the surrounding area. It consists of representatives from all the racial communities (including Yo Hai), trading concerns, religious organizations, military leaders, and “consultants”. A chairperson is nominated every year on Trading Day by a 2/3 supermajority vote from Parliament.
It mostly concerns itself with trade and, less so, with the safety of its populace. Opinions of Widow’s Watch regarding Parliament differ. Some view it as a fair representation of the people, others view it as a machine that works on behalf of the military or merchants. There are even some that think there is something evil behind it, controlling it.
Parliament has a constant concern in squashing the local resistance group The Left Hand.