The Starke Council is a group of PCs and NPCs that serve as the leadership within the Supernatural community around Starke. They make the laws that govern the supernatural
community, they enforce them, and they protect and benefit the supernaturals that call this area their home.

The Council's Wares

The Starke Council maintains a collection of items retrieved from the Starke Catacombs, providing them for sale for Tass. It also provides services for Tass as well.

Council Inventory

The Council of Eight and the Seats of Power.

The Council of Eight

There are eight thrones in the council chamber, set to the outside walls. Behind each throne is a raised seating section for those governed by the holder of the throne.
This forms the outer perimeter of the bottom level of the council chamber. There is an entrance to the chamber at every seating section.

The Blood Throne:
Made of bone stained red and mahogany, the blood throne is held by a Vampire.
Current Holder: Antonin Demeskin, Proxy: X

The Wyld Throne:
Made of ironwood, white oak, and cherry, the wyld throne is held by a Shapechanger.
Current Holder: Wanda Remembers the Turtle, Proxy: Armand Harper Jr.

The Immortal Throne:
Made of Granite, Steel, and White Oak, the Immortal throne is held by a Mummy.
Current Holder: Vivian Ruby Cates ab Nofret, Proxy: X.

The Awakened Throne:
Made of Quartz, Pine, and Marble, the Awakened Throne is held by a Mage.
Current Holder: Joyce "Joy" Livingstone, Proxy: Gregory Handel.

The Infernal Throne:
Made of Mahogany, cherry, and Volcanic Rock, the Infernal Throne is held by a Demon.
Current Holder: Michael Radcliffe, Proxy: Ada Hendricks

The Umbral Throne:
Made of Bone, White Oak, and Amethyst, the Umbral Throne is held by a Wraith.
Current Holder: Penelope Adams, Proxy: Silas Rangers.

The Dreaming Throne:
Made of Linden, Jade, and Brass, the Dreaming Throne is held by a Changeling.
Current Holder: Irene Ricci, Proxy: X.

The Imbued Throne:
Made of Iron, Cedar and Bronze, the Imbued Throne is held by a Hunter.
Current Holder: Angelica Rodriguez, Proxy: X

The purpose of the Thrones is so that every major entity in the supernatural world has a voice for itself.


The Seats of Power

In the center of the council chamber is a round table, with eight seats. A division at the cardinal directions and a liftable cover allow people to walk to the empty
space at the center, where four chairs, and a small podium are positioned. Anyone wishing to address the council must receive permission to lift one of the sections to
enter the central area. The four chairs are for clerks appointed by the council. On the outside rim of the table there are four seats, eight positions of power.

The Seat of the Sword
The Seat of the Sword serves as the council's guardian and is in charge of all efforts to protect the supernatural community.
Current Holder: Altair Ogram Ashkabaken, Proxy: Al'Tyr

Seat of the Chalice
The Seat of the Chalice is the council's lead diplomat, and works to advance diplomatic relations with supernatural and mundane entities.
Current Holder: Sig Thorirsson, Proxy: Geoff Ramsey.

Seat of the Coffer
The Seat of the Coffer is the council's treasurer, tasked with managing the council's holdings and finances.
Current Holder: Dante Orso Proxy: Benjamin Stolkum

Seat of the Gavel
The Seat of the Gavel is the council's judge, charged with enforcing the laws created by the council and placing judgement on members that violate those laws.
Current Holder: X, Proxy: X.


The Council Articles

Article 1 – Representation.

  • All Supernatural Factions pledged in defence of the idea of the Council will elect a representative of their choosing to sit the respective Throne of their
    faction, in order to represent them and serve them as their voice on the Council proper.
  • Each Throne will have the power of a single vote on all matters before the Council: In regards to its defences, member’s actions, and judicial proceedings.
  • Each Throne is responsible ultimately to their Faction and will represent their combined voice and interests. All issues, violations, and requests must be
    processed and presented by the Throne.
  • All members will abide the laws and majority decisions of the Council in all pledged matters of communal defence, property and law.
  • Factions must utilize and exhaust all options within the Council fort justice. Open aggression by a Faction against another Faction will forfeit the aggressor’s
    seat at the Council, all holdings and will be subject to retaliation by all other members of the Council.
  • Further Factions will only be admitted or rejected from the Council by unanimous vote of the remaining members.

Article 2 – Seats.

  • There will be established the following seats for the explicit purposes stated. These seats will have authority in their respective domain, in lieu of
    and up to voted actions by the greater Council.
    • Seat of the Sword: To guard and defend against threats to the Council.
    • Seat of the Chalice: Charged to represent and broker on behalf of the Council.
    • Seat of the Coffer: Charged to manage the holdings and finances of the Council.
    • Seat of the Gavel: Charged with officiating and enforcing Council law.
  • Seat holders shall be nominated to position by any Throne. They shall be appointed by majority Yea.
  • No single Faction shall hold a majority of Seats.
  • Once elected a 3/4 vote of no confidence or guilt of offense is required to remove a Seat.

Article 3 – Proceedings.

  • Matters of process and vote will be handled by the Gavel.
  • All Thrones may put forth issues for single Up/Down votes.
  • All Thrones have a single opportunity to express their favour per issue, and many call on Members to testify during their turn.
  • A measure must receive a majority of Yea votes to pass.
  • Any member who speaks on the floor is subject to censure for vulgarities, slander or slurs against another member or Faction. A member
    who faces censure by majority vote retains the right to vote, but is barred from the floor until they face adjudication by their peers, or
    until the next Council session.
  • Council meetings will be called by the Gavel, or by majority count of Thrones only in times of duress. All reasonable effort must be made to
    convene the Council, and any rule passed during duress are only effective until a full Council is called.
  • Each Throne may appoint a proxy(ies) to the position as deemed necessary by the Throne – the same is true for Seats. Notification is required
    in person or to the Gavel.
  • Members that are under multiple Throne jurisdictions will require permission from each of those Thrones to maintain membership within the Council.
    Thrones are ultimately responsible to their supernatural Faction’s leadership in determining membership.

Article 4 – Law.

  • Council Law, defined within these Articles, is Supreme rule regarding violations between members of differing Factions.
  • Any violation of law within a Faction, or between members of the same Faction, is the sole purview and authority of that Faction and/or Throne.
  • All violations of law must be presented to the Seat of the Chalice, Seat of the Gavel, and all other affected Thrones as soon as a member
    is aware of the infraction.
  • Guilt and innocence will be determined in open Council by a tribunal of three Thrones not directly involved in the incident. If there are
    fewer than three or more than half the Council is injured to these actions as a majority of all Thrones will be used.
  • For capital offenses, a maximum sentence shall be excercised of banishment, to which the banished party will be stripped of all possessions,
    and/or ‘destroyed’, under the precepts of the offended Faction’s laws. The destruction in question, however, is only to be carried out after a
    unanimous decision of the Council is reached.

Article 5 – Tenets.

  • Right to Exist: All members of the Council have the right to exist free of harm, supernatural manipulation, or violation of property by another member.
  • Mutual Defence: All members are pledged to the defence of their fellow members. Abandonment, destruction, or purposeful harm delivered via physical,
    supernatural or other means of offense against members of another Faction are violations of this tenet.
  • Representation: Members of the Council will defer to their Throne for representation. Failing that, the appropriate Seat may be approached to air grievances.
  • Sanctity of Office: Mental manipulation of any elected Throne or Seat without clear and immediate threat to life, limb or property is an actionable crime, to
    which the offending party will face measures taken under Article 4, up to and including measures listed in Article 4, Point 5.
  • Communication: The Council exists to provide a means of communication to raise defences, serve its members communal interests, those of the encompassed domains
    of their respective Factions, and to resolve grievances. Actions that undermine this; such as withholding information, refusing member obligations or other
    malicious behavior will be adjudicated according to the measures listed in Article 4.
  • Right to Knowledge: All Factions are entitled to guard and protect information they are not entitled to share with the greater Council. Mutual interests
    outweigh the needs of the few, but this right shall not be violated for simple expediency and will be respected at all times. The Throne is the final arbiter
    of each Faction’s interest, subject to their own laws.
  • Right to Asylum: Any supernatural creature or member of a Faction may petition to abdicate their affiliation to said Faction, under due cause and/or threat
    therefrom. Such members are to be sworn in as ‘Hands of the Council’, and will, from that point on, be subject only to the Council’s laws themselves. These
    members will answer to the Council as a whole only. A member may only be sworn in as a ‘Hand’ if they are in good standing with the community and no less than
    3/4 of the sitting Council. Hands are stripped of all holdings in their former Faction, and cannot hold a Seat or Throne.