Powerful magisters in Pentos elect the Prince of Pentos and sometimes lend money. While Lorath is nominally ruled by three princes, the city is truly ruled by a council of magisters. The magisterial council of Norvos is subservient to the bearded priests of that city. Conclaves of magisters rule Lys and Myr, and a similar group chooses the Archon of Tyrosh.
Gluttons are greedy men as a rule, and magisters are devious.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Lorath.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Norvos.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.