A group that is thought to exist in opposition to the White Council. There has never been any direct evidence for the existence of the Black Council or for any members; in fact, speculation about this group would get you labeled as “paranoid” by most members of the White Council. Among the more paranoid sorts, rumor has it that this group of individuals refer to themselves as “The Circle.”
Evidence, or more accurately labeled as "speculation, of this group includes the surprisingly strong offensive power of the vampire courts during the war, the betrayal of secret Warden safeholds (such as Archangel), the self-destructive actions of the faerie courts, dangerous magical items given to mortal authorities, the rise and reports in number of black wizards, and the summoning of Outsider demons, which can be done only through mortal magic. The identities of this group’s members are unknown, although speculation leads one to believe that at least one member of the White Council—and likely the Senior Council—is in league with this group.