The Council of Elders

The Council of Elders

The ruling body of the city is the Council of Elders. It’s made up of a matriarch or patriarch, four bishops, four deacons, and the secular mayor of Lost Angels—who speaks for the Town Council. The Town Council, in turn, represents the rest of the city-state with Councilmen elected from Oldtown, Midtown, Mazedge, Movie Town, and Eastside.

Each of the bishops is responsible for one of the Holy City’s four wards (see The Holy City), while the deacons manage Ecclesiastical, Judicial, Pastoral, and Financial Departments.

Needless to say, the secular voice is greatly outnumbered. Those who protest against this find little support as long as the church remains beneficent and the popular Judith is matriarch.

The current members of the Council of Elders are:

Matriarch – Sister Judith Prosperi
Ward of Disciples: Sister Olivia Gonzalez
Ward of Prophets: Bishop Lucas Kennet
Ward of Scripture: Bishop Hillary Wollard
Ward of Revelation: Bishop Joshua Wells
Ecclesiastical Affairs: Deacon June Dupuis
Judicial Affairs: Deacon Hyrum Jones
Pastoral Affairs: Deacon Colin Skinner
Financial Affairs: Deacon Seth Lansdale
Mayor of Lost Angels: Jackie Murphy

The Council of Elders

Deadlands Noir: Sweet L.A. Jaakkosakari