He was the glue that bound the Council That Was Seven.
Weyrother, who was in full control of the proposed battle, by his eagerness and briskness presented a marked contrast to the dissatisfied and drowsy Kutuzov, who reluctantly played the part of chairman and president of the council of war.
The events he spoke of occurred just a few months before, when Darkyn was attacking the Immortals and before Rhyn took over the Council That Was Seven.
Like all the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, he had the same father and a different mother.
The disaster that remained of the Immortal society and its Council was evidence.
The father of the Council That Was Seven?
The Council had been on the verge of splitting for years, severing the effectiveness of their ability to combat Darkyn's demons.
Gabe distrusted the Ancient father of the Council as much as he did Darkyn.
I led the Council long enough to know there's usually more than one.
"You and I have always put the Council and our mission first," Andre reminded him.
Kris, the Council will need some sort of proof that this isn't another ploy by one of you to wipe out the others.
But they heard him at the council of war and will hear him when he talks sense, but to temporize and wait for something now when Bonaparte fears nothing so much as a general battle is impossible.
We're watching, but it's not easy balancing the Council, demons and a pregnant mate.
Sometimes the head of the Council That Was Seven has to be discreet.
The three eldest sons on the Council were dead.
"The Council meets in two days," Gabriel reminded him.
That it emerged now, when the Council was on the verge of disintegrating, couldn't be a coincidence.
A red flush rose in the normally unflappable Council leader's face.
Everyone at headquarters was still under the spell of the day's council, at which the party of the young had triumphed.
He hadn't wanted to believe one of his sons betrayed the rest of the Council, though he wasn't exactly surprised, either.
Not many people thought differently of the first Ancient Immortal, who had led the Council with six of his sons for many years before being killed.
It had been where Wynn, the father of all the Immortals on the Council, had lain for hundreds of years before being dragged out by Sasha, the son who betrayed them all to Darkyn.
Each of the brothers on the Council was gifted in some way.
Once upon a time - " "The leader of the Council does not discuss these things!"
We're managed by a council that very poorly oversees Immortal activities in the mortal world and fights demons to keep the underworld dwellers from destroying the human world.
Gabriel turned the pages of the Oracle's book, watching as words scribbled themselves across the parchment, updating a chain of events that changed with every decision made by the Council That Was Seven.
He could be such an asset to the Council That Was Seven.
"The Council meets in a few," Jade commented.
"You shouldn't go alone to the Council meeting," Jade warned.
He was a pacifist, though, and viewed his position on the Council as balancing out the outwardly aggressive predators.
Andre was no threat to the others yet had a full vote on everything the Council did.