The elvin world is ruled by 12 Councillors. This Council is in charge of creating laws and determining the punishments for breaking said laws. Tribunals are held to find whether an elf accused of a crime is guilty or not. The council works in a large domed building with green stone walls in Eternalia. All of the councillors have goblin bodyguards and wear jewel-encrusted circlets and silver capes with clasps that look like gold keys and they make 'human royalty look like amateurs'. Each of the Councillors swears to protect a cache with their life. Normal elves bow or curtsy whenever they approach a Councillor. Councillors are not allowed to be married because they need to put the good of the world before love and family.
The 12 Current Councillors
Alina: Previous principal of Foxfire, elected to the Council in Book 3: Everblaze, to replace the seat of Councillor Kenric. Alina is a Beguiler, an ability that enables an elf to persuade another with their voice. She previously dated Alden Vacker and even attempted to stop Alden and Della's wedding. She has not been a loyal supporter of Sophie ever since she joined the Council.
Bronte: Bronte is an Inflictor. He is in charge of mentoring Sophie in her ability. He is almost always in a bad mood and seems to have an extreme dislike of Sophie. After the majority of the Council turns against Sophie, he changes sides and becomes one of the few that support her. He was the only Inflictor before Sophie came to the Lost Cities. He now is Sophie's Inflicting mentor at Foxfire. Bronte is an Ancient, an elder member of the Council. Although he starts off as Sophie‘s least favorite Councillor, later in the series, he becomes one of Sophie‘s only loyal supporters.
Clarette: Clarette has long black hair to her waist and bronze skin. She is a very powerful Polyglot, possibly the most powerful one in the elvin world. She can use her talent to command animals and can mimic languages and accents. She was the councillor that controlled the Arthropleura that injured Fitz in Book 4: Neverseen.
Emery: Emery has shoulder-length black hair with sapphire blue eyes. He is a Telepath and mediates the Councillors' communications telepathically during a tribunal. He presents the Council's front and is said to have an air of power and demands attention without even trying. He has mixed feelings about Sophie.
Oralie: Oralie has blond hair and looks like a fairy princess. She is an Empath, and often sides with Sophie. She is thought to have secretly loved Kenric and was devastated after his death in Book 3: Everblaze. She was one of the Councillors was strongly against Sophie wearing the ability restricting circlet and she was always on Sophie's side. In Book 4: Neverseen, Oralie gives Kenric's cache to Sophie. She then continues to help Sophie with various different things.
Terik: Terik has wavy brown hair and cobalt blue eyes. He is a Descryer, a special ability that allows him to sense potential. He finds it a burden to be the only Descryer because parents always want to know their children's potential and the children rarely live up to it. Terik helped Sophie in Book 2: Exile to find her old journal and told her that he would be someone to trust as Sophie trusts Alden. In Book 3: Everblaze, he was also one of the councillors who were strongly against Sophie wearing the ability restricting circlet. In Book 5: Lodestar, his leg was injured during the collapse of Lumenaria, then later amputated.
Each Councillor chooses their own jewel to put on their circlet.
Alina: Her jewel is the peridot, a green gem.
Emery: His jewel is the sapphire, a blue gem. which is the same color as Fallon Vacker's Jewel.
Kenric: (Councillor until deceased) The jewel on his circlet was amber, a honey yellow color.
Fintan: (Former Councillor) His jewel was the ruby, a red gem.
Oralie: Her jewel is the tourmaline, a warm blue and pink gem.
Terik: His jewel is the emerald, a green gem.
Darek: His jewel is a ruby, a red gem.
Known Previous Councillors
Fallon Vacker: Alvar, Fitz, and Biana's great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great - great grandfather. Part of the first three original Councillors. He resigned to have the opportunity to get married.