High Council of Magi
The High Council of Magi, or High Council for short, is a body of powerful magic-users that attempt to govern and police magic as a whole on a world-wide scale. The Council was formed in the late 1700s during the renaissance period, based on an older model from the dark ages.
The council is made up of 7 mages, the last of which is the High Archmage, to whom the honor of being the tie-breaker is given. These mages are chosen by the council in a secret ballot, based on their skill, potential, and above all else, intelligence. No one knows who the council members are, as magical wards keep the identity of the council members secret at almost all times.
The Council is a shadow organization, with its pixie dust covered fingers in every pie, always trying to get a piece of everything to grow their own power and ensure that the mundane world doesn’t find out about the magical one underneath it. The Council is also the parent for many shell companies, agencies, and orders around the world.