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Lord Mahat was the leader of the Meridian Empire at the start of the Arc Rise Fantasia. Due to Lord Mahat's poor health, his son Prince Weiss acted as regent, and ruled the Empire on his behalf until his death.
Lord Mahat was loved by citizens of the Empire, with one boy in Diamant describing him as "more of a loving father than a leader." This view was not universal though; there were those who saw him as weak, arguing that he allowed himself to be pushed around by his sons.
Lord Mahat opposed the war between the Empire and the Turemilian Republic, and when he died, there were rumors among the citizens of Diamant Royal City that the prince may have had him assassinated for this opposition.
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