The Triumvirate was the dictatorship of three in the Republic after the coup d'etat against the Senate. It was headed by Pietro Gori of the Inquisition, Jack Timbale of the navy and First Citizen Avus Gula from the army. The excuse the triumvirati used to seize power was that enemies outside and within threatened the survival of the Republic - especially in the wake of Consul Harmon Dermeticus' death. In truth, however, it was the triumvirati who assassinated the Consul and precipitated the crisis.
Pietro Gori was killed in Falor during the Eclipse campaign at the same time that Jack Timebale was killed in battle with the Havsgard navy, leaving Avus Gula to flee to an unfriendly Senate-driven Republic.