Fiat pax florent justitia
Let Peace be Made, Justice be Done
Once the Maelstrom was created after the Dragon Wars, the kingdoms of the Esterlands were in relative safety from the threat of the Great Kingdom of Thrargok. A few kingdoms chose to leave the Imperium and regain their independence. Most, however, chose to stay. King Aurelius was named Grand Maester of the Imperium, and the remaining Alteryians formed the majority of the Imperium’s Council.
The Council convenes in the Ivory Tower of Palantir, the Imperium capital. All councilors are given the title of Maester. A seat on the council is considered a great honor as well as a position of power. The Grand Maester is the de facto head of the Council. Two other seats are always reserved for the Commander of the Guardians and the Maester of Lighthouses. Other traditional seats include the Maester of Coin, the Maester of Ships, the Maester of Laws, and the Maester of the Academy. Additional advisors and ambassadors from the Free Kingdoms may also sit on the Council.