Each ‘branch’ of government is forbidden from dabbling in the other, but that is frequently bent, or even sometimes openly broken. Was originally just a monarch, which oversaw local Nobles. As the Nobles grew in influence, they began to serve as a check on the power of the Monarchy, as they controlled the purse strings. Since the rise of the Guilds, a tense situation has developed, as the Guilds are trying to replace the Nobles as the purse of Korpesh (and the power that brings), and the Monarchy (well, the monarchists) are trying to play them off one another and recover a portion of their lost power.
King is protected by the King’s Guard (Queen’s guard, is a female Monarch is on the throne), an elite combat unit.