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The magical government (Valsora)

The Magical Government of the Southern Dependencies

Agency Overview





Preceding Agency



EXAMPLE: government


the Southern Dependencies


Lambkins house, Stanley (unseen by the non-magical), state/region



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Minister for Magic

Egbert Poults

The Ministry of Magic for the Southern Dependencies is the primary governing body for magical persons in the Southern Dependencies, with the intention of preservation of magical law. It is one of the few known governing bodies for magical persons in Valsora. It's location is Lambkins house in Stanley, however the location is unknown to non-Magical persons.

The ministry is lead by the minister for magic, whom is the highest ranking official in the ministry and acts in a similar capacity to a head of state. Up until 2033, when magic was publicly outlawed in the Southern Dependencies, the Magic Ministry would often work in cooperation with the non-magical government of the Southern Dependencies.


The Ministry was founded in 1872 to succeed many previous Wizards council's, with the first head being Ambrose Lambkins who would be made Minister for Magic. In the early day it was harder for the ministry to govern magical persons as many magical people refused to identify themselves - fearing prejudice from non-magical people - and therefore this wizarding governing body was far more informal than formal in its rule.

Lambkins tenure would be mostly peaceful, during his tenure he would begin the process of creating laws by which Magical persons would have to abide by and live under. He furthermore would travel around the world to speak with other magical persons to see how they managed to interact with non-magical people.

These policies would be continued by Valrian Robins (the oldest wizard to assume office at the age of 109). Unlike Lambkins, Robins was much more enthusiastic about cooperating with the non magical world, however his many attempts were stopped by the great wizarding council. During the 1890s, Valrian would make a series of reforms which would establish educational facilities for magical children and would even order the construction of small and hidden magical settlements (mostly defunct now). He would furthermore begin to interact with Dr Adrian Butler (the founder of the Serene Republic of Stanley) to discuss cooperation between magical and non-magical people, but this did not go anywhere.

Emmett Feather's tenure is perhaps the one of the most pathetic. Unlike his two predecessors, Feather's was often described as "useless and feckless beyond compare." During his tenure he almost caused a war between the magical and non-magical people in Stanley after making a rather derogatory joke about non-magical people. It was due to this incident he was ousted in 1912.

The term of Theodora Kelpis (the first woman to hold the office) was more peaceful than any of her predecessors. It was during her term that relations between the magical and non-magical government of Stanley became amicable and an unofficial cooperation began. Apart from this, her tenure was mostly uneventful.

The tenure of Gustav Goldhorn would be the longest of any minister, lasting over 40 years. Alongside being the longest serving minister, his time in office would be the most eventful. At the beginning of his tenure in 1931, he would formally establish relations with the newly created serene republic of Stanley's government. This would begin to make the lives of magical people easier and many of them began to integrate (but remaining secretive) in normal communities. Furthermore, throughout the 40s, he would make major reform to magical law - for example, making it harder for unlicensed magical persons to use magical apparatuses.

Hector Eaglet's first term in office would be completely opposite to Goldhorn's time in office. Under his first tenure there would be a major change in how magical and non magical people would live; in 1962, Eaglet would formally order the abolishing of all remaining wizarding settlements, insisting that wizards attempt to live in non-magical settlements. Now some found this policy stupid, however a majority of wizards were glad that steps towards integration with non magical people had began. Furthermore, Eaglet would establish the department of Magical Transportation - which oversaw magical transportation such as broomsticks and teleportation. Much of these policies would be continued under the tenure of Eaglet's close friend, Reginald Appletree, who's own tenure did not have much of note occur.

By the time Annabelle Goldfinch entered office in 1977 tensions between magical people had began to flare to a boiling point, all of this originating from the wand tax of 1972. Nevertheless, Goldfinch worked diligently to ensure that war would be avoided within the magical community, with her endeavours being successful. Moreover, during her tenure she would strengthen ties with the non magical government of the dying serene republic of Stanley in the hope of ensuring magical persons safety. In fact, it should be noted, that it was during her time in office that the practicing of magic would cease to be prosecuted by the Serene republic of Stanley's government, however, this is often misattributed to Eaglet's second term.

The tenures of Hector Eaglet and Elda cygnet saw a time of uncertainty and massed change, as during these terms the serene republic of Stanley would collapse; for the wizarding community this was worrying, inasmuch as without the seren republic of Stanley there was no real non-magical government to co-operate with. Therefore, Elda cygnet would introduce the Magical secrecy act forbidding wizards from publicly identifying themselves to non-magical persons. Despite the trouble with the non-magics (the new term for non-magicsl people), the years thereafter were mostly peaceful and relaxing for magical people.

Of all the ministers for magic, perhaps the worst was Norbert Oakwood. Unlike any of his predecessors, Oakwood had no political experience and had not worked in the ministry beforehand. His tenure was also the shortest, due to the fact that his policies were so stupid - like attempting to regulate the pointiness of a witches hat - that he was forced to resign. Nonetheless, his replacement, basil crane, was no better.

In years since 2012, the ministry has mostly tried to avoid drawing attention to itself from non-magics and this would last until in 2033, when the Government of the Southern Dependencies would outlaw the public use of magic. However, this law would be reversed a few days later.

1. Ambrose Lambkins (1800-1889) 1872-1887
2. Valerian Robins (1778-1910) 1887-1907
3. Emmett Feather (1849-1921) 1907-1912
4. Theodora Kelpis (1838-1941) 1912-1927
5. Gustav Goldhorn (1865-1964) 1927-1957
6. Hector Eaglet (1898-2010) 1957-1972
7. Reginald Appletree (1923-2030) 1972-1977
8. Annabelle Goldfinch (1936-) 1977-1982
6. Hector Eaglet (1898-2010) 1982-1992
9. Elda Cygnet (1939-2026) 1992-2007
10. Norbert Oakwood (1965-) 2007-2009
11. Basil Crane (1976-) 2009-2012
12. Egbert Poults (1940-) 2012-2022
13. Amon Barracus (1962-) 2022-2027
12. Egbert Poults (1940-) 2027-

the Department of Magical law enforcement

The Department of Magical Law Enforcement is the largest and undoubtedly the most significant of the Ministry of Magic's various institutions, serving as a combination of police and justice amenities. Being the department which upholds the laws of the Southern Dependencies' wizarding community, all other departments are answerable to it. Because of this, the influence and authority carried by the Head of this department can be very high.

Founded in 1915, the department has been tasked since then with ensuring that wizarding laws are obeyed in the strictest manner possible. Furthermore, this department is the one which will cooperate with non-magical governments.

1. Truman Arbutus (1843-1950) 1915-1924
2. Salvatore Heron (1861-1943) 1924-1943
3. Ottis Cassowary (1895-2007) 1943-1955
4. Daphne Flocks (1900-1998) 1955-1969
5. Thaddeus Ironbark (1898-2009) 1969-1992
6. Andres Hickories (1907-2014) 1992-2003
7. Abram Serpen (1948-) 2003-2014
8. Carnelian Dovetail (1932-) 2014-2025
9. Edmond Buckthorn (1953-) 2025-


Departments overall

Name - current department head (years of life)
1. Department for Magical law enforcement - Edmond Buckthorn (1953-)
2. Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes - Julian Serpen (1980-)
3. Department for the affairs of magical beings - Amadeus Robins (1907-) *great-great-great-great-grandson of 2nd minister
4. Department of International Co-operation - Claudius Ironbark (1942-)
5. Department for Magical games and sport - Philomena LeMagne (1963-)
6. Department for magical education - Phineas Spencer (1978-)
7. Department of Magical Transportation - Willow Magnet (1998-)