the Comyn Council
The Comyn Council is the body where (and through which) the Comyn exercise their power.
The Comyn Council is made up of members of those Comyn families, or Domains, which have pledged their allegiance to the Comyn and the Council. Each of the Seven Domains must be represented and led in the Council by a Lord or Regent. In addition to these seven lords (who, except in the Aillard and Elhalyn Domains, are required to be men), each member of a Comyn family must be recognized by the Council before he (or she) can be allowed to sit on the Council. However, it should be noted that this rule does not apply to all the Domains; the Aldaran Domain is excluded from the Comyn and has been considered a "rogue" Domain since the Ages of Chaos.
The Comyn council usually convenes in Comyn Castle, and specifically in the Crystal Chamber.
The powers of the Comyn Council are diverse and numerous. It rules Darkover and takes an interest in nearly everything which happens there. It is important to note that the personal life of a Comyn is considered a matter of public interest to the Council; one of its powers is the recognition of marriages, births and the like among the Comyn. The following is a partial list of the powers possessed by the Comyn Council during the time of Regis Hastur:
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