So the emperor perfers to use a private army over the federal army he already holds? The Derikan treasury is using money to support a private army that one of hte most powerful Derika houses? Wouldn't that just worsen Albania's position with the Derikan people, as their tax money is going to a different house? Especially when the house is a literal hellhole that deals often with freaks of nature. Yes, everything I stated can be applied to every literal Derikan offensive, but invading a planet cost a hell of an amount and sustained offensives with the use of the Albanian army planet by planet I doubt will be good for the Albanian economy. This is still going to raise tensions within Derika. Why are the taxes of a citizen in one house being spent for the offensives of another? I don't know how the Derikan tax system works but I'm going to assume, for the sake of the argument, a citizen is taxed by the house that rules over them and money is transferred to the Derikan government. What's the point of having a federal army if the private armies of the houses are being used to take over planets.