The Guild, for the most part, oversee everyday life in Hadar, from the courts to the marketplace. Historically, at the head of all this was the Council: a group of twelve elected officals pooled from Guild bureaucrats or figures of high esteem (provided they fill out the right forms and meet the prerequisites). Nevertheless, the bloated bureaucracy has made it next to impossible to grab a Council seat – usually only one very determined person manages to jump through all of the hoops, hence the name Council of One. Currently, only Aquil Nejem has a seat. Nejem is a rather secretive ruler but is quite happy to let The Guild keep things running smoothy in Hadar.