The kingdom of the Malanari after the destruction of Burukashyn, is ruled by a council of nine representatives - each one accountable for a particular section of their society. Each representative has proven themselves to be a devout follower of Maltharius and a capable leader. There is no requirement of social or economic class upon the counselors, though the tradition of having three representatives from the clergy, three from the wizards and three from the assassins has been the practice since it was created.
The Malthariod has only nine seats; eight representatives and one Speaker. The Speaker’s power lies in his ability to vote when the representatives are stalled in their deliberation. He is also the only member who is able to appoint representatives to the Council.
The speaker is almost always a member of the Clergy.