In the Wake
Formed in 874 AC after nearly a decade of civil war, the council is ostensibly a democratic body of government elected to office by the human population of Hastur.
The council was named for the 3rd century scholar and political figure, Josep Robardin, known for his (at the time) outlandish belief in personal freedom and political democracy. The initial tenants of the new government were derived almost directly from the words of Robardin.
The council consists of twenty individuals elected from the human populace of Hastur.
In addition, Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings each have one representative that, officially, is part of the council and, as such, is allowed to vote on matters of governance.
Unofficially, however, the representatives of the other races hold little power and their votes are generally ignored.
Ten human representatives are voted into office every ten years, with election cycles happening every five years to ensure experienced leaders are always in office to help their newer, less seasoned comrades. Human officials have no term limits.
Elven, Dwarven, and Halfling representatives serve terms of 5 years and are also voted in every five years. Officials from these races have a term limit of one term.