These first couple pages may seem a little confusing, but things will become clearer after the first few chapters. The next update will be a cut-and-dry story page with no mysterious references to this ‘council’ or other things going on that we’re clueless about. Unfortunately these allusion pages are absolutely necessary to the plot as they set the stage for the entire story. It’s the kind of comic that makes more sense if you read it through again once it’s finished.