The Empire is based on a "cliens" system much like ancient Rome. Society is strictly stratified, with people being able to move between strata based on money, patronage and influence.
The Empire values both status and honour very highly indeed. So, whilst it is acceptable to flaunt wealth, treating people well is a question of honour - and this includes slaves.
Law is seen and enforced very differently in the Empire. Senators are responsible for enforcing the Emperor's laws, but the Senators themselves are above the law. They can order executions, and can even kill people themselves, though sometimes (rarely) they may be held to account for their actions by the Emperor.
Now you can too display your appreciation for the sophisication and aesthetical beauty of the Empire with this elegant key ring.