Prior to the council, the City-state of Karn was ruled by a single leader, the dictator Thoradin Karn.
After our heroes removed him during The End of Karn, they created a council to rule the city instead.
The council includes a head of the council, all of our heroes, representatives from various aspects of life in Karn, and (due to Cendis' deal with Berroven) an appointed seat by an Ice Devil.
The representative seats are voted upon by the citizens of Karn. These seats include: the People (to represent the commonfolk's interests), Industry (to represent business), Dissatisfied (to represent the old rebellion members), and Religious (to represent the interests of all religions that can now practice in Karn).