'House of Lords' is the generic term used on Safehold to describe a legislative upper house typically consisting of hereditary peers (as well as (arch)bishops and senior abbots of the Church of God Awaiting). In the House of Lords of the Parliament of Charis, for example, roughly a third of all seats were reserved to ecclesiastics. Typically, a House of Lords functions alongside a House of Commons; the exact relationship and balance of power between these chambers (and indeed with executive and judicial branches of government) is heavily dependent upon the political system and climate of the secular realm in question.