Council of Erion

The Council of Erion is the body of scholars that meets every five years to formally publish records of historical events that have happened since the last Council. They also present any other findings from years past; the Council places a heavy emphasis on archaeology. They are also the body that decides the names of each Age. The original Council met in 211 BeA and consisted entirely of dragons. As the other races established civilizations of their own, they elected scholars to join the Council. By the beginning of the Baradian Age, almost every intelligent species had at least one seat in the Council.

The First Council

After the Dragon Wars, some of the neutral dragons that sided with Aristarius during the war chose not to join Khondraka. Instead, they decided that, while the philosophy behind the founding of Khondraka was sound, they were not sure if it would remain a force of good throughout history. And even if Khondraka did stay good, they did not want Aristarius to distort history, even if it were for the greater good. To this end, they formed the Council of Erion in 211 BeA, an organization of scholars with no political affiliation that existed only to preserve truth and neutrality in history. At first, it was composed of nothing but neutral or neutral-leaning dragons. As the elves, humans, dwarves, and the other races began to civilize themselves after the chaos of the Dragon Wars, members of their nations filled the seats of the Council.
For the first few years, the Council would meet in the lairs of draconic Councilors, where books, scrolls, and artifacts were hoarded instead of gold and jewels. Then the humanoids began to join, and soon there were too many members for one dragon lair. The Councilors agreed to build their own city to accommodate the growing Council: Darûn, a capital of knowledge and understanding where anyone, no matter what their political affiliation, might go to learn through study and discourse.

Council of Erion

Erion Xilano