The Governance de Magi (sometimes abbreviated as 'GdM') are a group of seven powerful annunaki that rule Anshar. They serve as the main antagonists of the MARDEK series, appearing in all three chapters. Each member has mastery over a particular Element, and a corresponding personality.
According to Rohoph in MARDEK Chapter 2: A New Hero, the Governance de Magi was a benevolent and orderly government until they were corrupted by the Violet Crystal, a strange meteorite which twists the minds of those around it. According to Rohoph, the other members of the Governance de Magi slowly changed their policies and actions, taking a more brutal stance. Anu proclaimed himself leader of the group, while Rohoph plotted to destroy the crystal. It is noteworthy that while Anu became something of a megalomaniac, he has the interests of the group (albeit not necessarily of his species) in mind as opposed to only caring about himself.
Before Rohoph could destroy the Violet Crystal, he was discovered and sentenced to death. He somehow managed to escape in a 'galloper', a small spacecraft, which crash landed on Belfan and initiated the events of MARDEK Chapter 1: A Fallen Star. Seeing Rohoph as a threat, the Governance de Magi began sending its members to Belfan, one at a time in an attempt to assassinate him. This resulted in the deaths of Moric, Qualna, and the King of Gonzor, as well as many indirect deaths such as the Canonia Shaman and the parents of Elwyen Sirene Wu-Nympha.
According to Qualna in MARDEK Chapter 3: Keystones, the loss of two of Anshar's leaders (Rohoph and Moric) caused a great deal of chaos, since neither of them had trained apprentices to take their place in the Governance.
- 'Governance de Magi' is Latin for 'government of magic', which refers to how each of the Governance de Magi are the greatest living masters of that element of magic within the race of Annunaki.
- The Governance de Magi has members with all of the possible elements for a soul with one exception: Fig. This could hint at the Violet Crystal being a Fig elemental object later in the series. It could also simply be another example of just how rare and mysterious the Fig element is.
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