The Galactic General Council[1] (or Galactic Council[2]) was an organization in the Milky Way that moderated interactions between polities, particularly the Involved from which it drew its membership.[3]


Further information: Jury of the Galactic Council, Neutral Foundations

The Council worked toward ameliorate tensions and conflicts between the Involved.[4][1] It also supported the maintenance of safe environments for developing civilizations.[2][5] The Council designated polities to oversee territorial protectorates, and by extension become mentors to the civilizations contained within them.[1][2]

Censure by the Council was a deterrent against serious misbehaviour by polities.[6]


Shortly after the Council was formed, it granted the Oct and Aultridia joint protective custody of the access Towers of the Shellworld Sursamen.[1] The Nariscene mandate over Sursamen[1], and relocation of the Sarl to the shellworld, were also made with Council approval.[2]

Council representatives were active as peace feelers during the short Affront-Culture War in the 19th century CE.[4] At the end of the conflict, the GSV Sleeper Service submitted a copy of its summary of events directly to the Council.[7]

During the lead-up to the Sublimation of the Gzilt in the 24th century CE, Gzilt opposed to the Subliming unsuccessfully argued to the Council that the Sublime was "illegal" and "improperly mandated."[8]

The Council received testimony from anti-Hell supporters during the War in Heaven in the 29th century CE.[9] The evidence of the horrific activities in the Hells helped turn galactic opinion against the Hells.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Matter, chapter 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Matter, chapter 10
  3. Surface Detail, chapter 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 Excession, chapter 9.7
  5. Matter, chapter 15
  6. The Hydrogen Sonata, chapter 12
  7. Excession, chapter 11.13
  8. The Hydrogen Sonata, chapter 2
  9. Surface Detail, chapter 13
  10. Surface Detail, Dramatis Personae