The First Magister is an elected political official in the Free City of Lys.
The First Magister has primacy over the conclave of magisters who rule Lys. The position is not hereditary and is limited in time.
Lysandro Rogare, the head of the Rogare family and the Rogare Bank, was a powerful banker and the most influential man in Lys. He was elected First Magister by the people of Lys, who called him Lysandro the Magnificent. Lysandro ruled the city as a tyrant and later styled himself First Magister for Life. During his time as First Magister, Lysandro declared a day of feasting in honor of the birth of his grandson, Prince Aegon Targaryen.
In 135 AC, Lysandro drowned under suspicious circumstances when his opulent barge sank whilst carrying him from his Perfumed Garden back to his palace. His death plunged Lys into chaos and led to the downfall of the Rogare family. Lysandro's eldest son, Lysaro Rogare, aspired to succeed him but failed. Torreo Haen was elected First Magister, but he was poisoned along his family and supporters shortly after his election.
Known First Magisters
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.