The Free city of Pentos is ruled by a prince and forty magisters. The prince is elected by the magisters and mostly ceremonial function. The magisters holds all the power in the city. Aegon must pursade the Magisters to support him if he wants to press him claim on the Iron Throne. Currently, only Illyrio supports Aegon. Aegon can gain the support of the magisters by doing jobs. Jobs range from collecting taxes, going into battle against bandits/mercenaries, blackmail them and even try to marry into them.