COUNCIL OF ORDER
Membership: Bekk, Ogeode, Shen, unnamed priests
Purpose: To serve Order and defeat the Forces of Chaos
Affiliations: Forces of Order, Ambara, Crystar, Kalibar, Koth, Ika, Stalax, Warbow
Enemies: Forces of Chaos, Lavour, Malachon, Magma Men, Moltar, Zardeth
Base of Operations: “Council of Order” (see comments)
First Appearance: Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984)
(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Council of Order was formed under unknown circumstances. When the Chaos War broke out, the only member of the Council to directly act was the wizard Ogeode, an act that left him in poor standing with the group and so his own power weakened. Afterwards, Ogeode left to live in the city of Galax, taking his daughter Ika with him. His wife Shen stayed behind for unknown reasons (see comments).
(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7) - Ogeode conjured a boat to take Crystar and his followers to the Council when they were forced to leave Galax. Upon arriving, the group was met by Shen and Bekk. Crystar’s reasons for coming were to try and find allies for his fight against Moltar. The Council, however, was not quick to action, but the ruling members welcomed the outsiders all the same.
(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 - BTS) - The Council began to argue over a course of action as Crysar took a day of mourning over his friend Heyatt’s death.
(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9) - As the debates wore on, Malachon and Zardeth entered the land disguised. Launching a surprise attack, many members of the Council were killed by the Magma Men and Malachite people until Crystar’s forces drove them away.
(Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10) - Save for replenishing the crystalline companions' supplies, the Council officially offered no aid, despite the arguing. Bekk, having undergone the crystal transformation, was the only member of the Council to leave and fight alongside Crystar's forces.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, John Romita, Jr., and Jim Shooter. Concept expanded on by Mary Jo Duffy and Ricardo Villamonte.
Shen didn’t seem to be a member of the Council, at least not in the same manner as Bekk. Her manner suggested that she did work for them, perhaps as a projector or enforcer of some kind. Ika mentions the war as being the Council’s fault, but that assertion is all there is in terms of answers.
The nature of faith was presented in an odd way. Chaos is treated as an actual physical being, whereas Order is treated more akin to a personal belief system, or perhaps a polytheism system.
Ogeode was left old and frail due to overusing his magic, while the rest of the Council appeared to stay young. Perhaps they were all using some form of spell to keep their youth? Or maybe Ogeode was prematurely aged. Perhaps that was the reason for his leaving.
So in the end, the ‘great’ Council was no help. Losing so many members probably didn’t help, but it seems they could have spared more than one person.
None of the priests was named, but I imagine some of their names would be Jefk, Hefk, etc.
There was no mention of just what their land was called. It appeared to be a wholly constructed island.
Extra special thanks to Madison Carter for clarifying this question- yes, Crystar and all related characters are in fact Marvel owned and created. You might remember these guys from the Remco toy line, but the toys were a tie-in to the comic and not vice versa.
Profile by David Lawrence.
The Council of Order has no known connections to:
The robed members of the Council were often deadlocked into petty bickering and were uniformly stuffy with guests.
--Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7, p17, panel 3 (Council land)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#7 (May, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#8 (July, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#9 (September, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Bob Harris (editor)
Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior#10 (November, 1984) - by Mary Jo Duffy (plot/script), Ricardo Villamonte (pencils and inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 04/22/08.
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