The city itself is a sort of magocratic republic; the thirteen most highly-regarded mages are chosen to represent sections of the city (not nessecarily geographic sections) in an open council. Any citizen of Thalarion is allowed to attend such council hearings. Councillors on the Thalaric council do not have to be human - they don't even have to be individuals. Anything that can speak with once voice to the council can be considered for a seat. There has been at least one instance in history where a group of mentally-linked mages occupied one seat on the council.

The council also appoints Archons to be the civil servants of Thalarion, or to be servants of the council itself.

Some of the current Thalaric council members are: