Nobilis: Seasonal Flux
The Council of Four
The Council of Four rules Earth’s Prosaic and Mythic Worlds, with final say over the disposition of the Imperial resources there – including the Nobilis. Its four memebers are Lord Entropy, Ananda, Ha-Qadosch Berakha, and Surolam. Lord Entropy, whose fingers drip eternally with blood, is the most dynamic and least pleasant force on the Council. His will normally carries the Council, and he sets and enforces the law of the Nobilis. Ananda, whose beauty has no rival on this world, plays an essentially passive role. For reasons undisclosed even to his Powers, he dares not vote against Lord Entropy. On occasion, he protests Lord Entropy’s will by abstaining. Ha-Qadosch Berahka has little interest in governance; he views the Earth as his personal playground, and votes only to enhance his personal power. Surolam is a creature of tradition and precedent, set in her ways and unwilling to adapt to changing times. The votes of the four set policy for the world – but, since Ananda dare not vote against Entropy, all three must oppose Entropy or he may act as he wishes.
Reliable reports name Ha-Qadosch Berahka a Magister of the Wild. The natures of Lord Entropy, Ananda, and Surolam are unknwon. Of the Four, Powers seeking to sway the Council find Ananda the most approachable. Lord Entropy can also be reasonable, after his perverse fashion – he is a monster, but a sane monster, able to see where his own interests lie.