The International Council of Witches is an independent organization of witches around the world that represent about sixty-seven countries and all modern clans. Almost a hundred years ago, the Council aided modern clans in their survival during the huge cataclysm that destroyed almost all witches centuries years ago. Through their teachers and advice, Wicca risen from the Dark Ages and survived. Presently, the Council governs witches and sets guidelines on the appropriate use of magick. Any misuse of magick is prosecuted, usually done by Council members called Seekers.