The tharisa is the monarch of the Federation of Altadenica and the de facto ruler of the city of Altadena, the federal capital. However, reforms instituted by tharisas Boris II and Boris IV checked the power of the tharisa by introducing a parliament called the Altadenican Falando. Today, the tharisa is essentially a centerpiece and a symbol of Altadena and Altadenica, and has no real political power.