Council of Three and Nine

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Council of Three and Nine

Ruling body of Nex
The Bandeshar palace in Quantium
Governance of Nex
Two-tiered council
Twelve administrators
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 131

The Council of Three and Nine is the ruling body of the nation of Nex.

Until 576 AR,1 the land of Nex was ruled by the mighty archmage Nex, who was able to balance the country's various scheming political factions. The archmage disappeared in that year, and the factions began to fight each other. The formation of the Council of Three and Nine in 578 AR was an attempt to bring the factions back into (relative) harmony as the infighting could not be allowed to continue—especially since the country was fighting for survival against the neighbouring nation of Geb.

The council meets in the Bandeshar in Quantium, once the palace of Nex himself.2

The Three

The council is currently dominated by the Three rather than the Nine. An agreement between any two of the Three is sufficient to veto any proposal agreed on by the Nine. In contrast to the Nine, the composition of the Three has not changed for over 100 years.2

The Nine

There is considerable competition for places among the Nine, and thus membership varies. The current composition is:23