The Council of Elders was a council held in Harrogath. They had received news of the coming of Baal's armies approaching their homeland. It was clear that the Prophecies of the Final Day were beginning to fulfill themselves. One of them, Aust, proposed that they cast a Druidic Spell of Warding that would bar passage to any spawn of Hell, including Baal himself. The spell was successful, and all the Elders except Nihlathak were sacrificed.