High Council of Zakarum
Though they were once noble, faithful servants of the Light, the High Council fell under Mephisto's sway after he was imprisoned within the Temple of Light in Travincal. Instead of remaining his prison guards, they became his devoted servants, supplying him with information and carrying out his orders by passing them on to their misguided followers.
The High Council appeared as Council Members in Diablo II. The player is ordered to kill the High Council during the quest The Blackened Temple. The Council guards the entrance to the Durance of Hate, and only by retrieving the flail Khalim's Will from the Council and merging it with Khalim's other body parts can the way be opened to Mephisto.
After killing the Council, Zakarum Zealots no longer attack but instead flee when a player approaches them.
There are also several unnamed minion Council Members. In Lord of Destruction, players encouter another pack of Council Members led by Bartuc the Bloody when battling Baal's minions. It is unclear whether these Council Members belong(ed) to the High Council as well, or if the monsters merely used the same model due to game limitations.
|Clans and Orders|
|Sin War Orders||Cathedral of Light • Triune|
|Zakarum Orders||Hand of Zakarum • High Council of Zakarum • Knights of Westmarch • Zakarum|
|Other Orders||Mage Clans • Barbarian Tribes • Witch Doctor Tribes • Horadrim • Knights of Khanduras • Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye • Viz-Jaq'taar|
|Non-canonical||Brotherhood of the Bough|