Silver Age Beyond
The signifier of voting rights in the Imperium
A Vowing Scepter is a unique item granted by the Emperor to the Prolimetri, the greater noble houses of the Imperium. It signifies the ability of a Greater Noble house to vote on issues that effect the Galactic Imperium. Not all noble houses in the Imperium have a vowing Scepter, as there are many smaller houses throughout the many worlds who must therefore petition the greater houses to vote as they would prefer instead.