Council of Shadows
The Council of Shadows doesn’t officially exist. It is simply a rumor that has spread like wildfire within the countries of Hagara and Correndir. It is believed there is a secret group of wizards that mainly work as assassins for the emporer, dealing with anybody considered a threat to the kingdom, or atleast Alzed himself.
Quite frankly nobody runs around shouting that the Council of Shadows did this or that, in fact there have been no acts specifically attributed to them. Some believe the Council of Shadows is a hidden sect within the Council of Flames, set to protect the Emporer from the Flame.
If the Council of Shadows does exist, then their reach is unknown but far-spread.