I've been thinking about the Brotherhood's command structure lately. Who actually decides things within the organization? The leader - Miserix and later Teridax - most of you will probably say. While that is definitely true, I figured that the leader would also have some kind of council to discuss stuff with - and to provide him with detailed information. The Brotherhood concerns itself with matters from all over the Matoran Universe - that's quite a bunch of stuff for one being to keep track of.
Convocations might have served this matter to some extend, but I personally believe that the purpose of convocations was rather to inform everyone of important things or make major decisions as a group. For everyday problems they probably wouldn't be the correct commitee.
So I figured that there was some kind of small council in which sat the "heads of the different disciplines", everyone else who had an important post within the Brotherhood, as well as maybe some Makuta whose opinions were particularly valued by the leader.
Prior to the Convocation I'd put these Makuta on the council:
- Miserix (leader)
- Teridax (Miserix's right hand)
- Kojol (head of the Rahi scientists)
- Tridax (head of the "other scientists")
- Antroz (head of the warriors)
- Sachel/ later Xoth (head librarian/archivist)
- Vyrdran (chamberlain of Destral)
- Ornek (field marshal)
- maybe Krika and Furtaan as advisors
To get a little more into detail as to why these Makuta:
I made Antroz, Kojol and Tridax the heads of the "disciplines" because I'd say that the rank of these Makuta within the Brotherhood were directly related to the regions they eventually were assigned to: Kojol got Artakha - the island of creators, Antroz got Xia - in terms of trade this island was at least as important as Metru Nui for the Matoran Universe, Tridax got Nynrah - the island of the famous Nynrah Ghost inventors and master metalworkers. All three of them also were really ambitious and their skills weren't just limited to their "discipline". Kojol created viruses for weapons, Tridax also was a noteworthy Rahi creator, Antroz was canny and knew how to best solve any problem - be it with violence or without.
The head librarian sits on the council to provide everyone with information from the Brotherhood's archives - numbers, names, a place's history.
Vyrdran as Destral's chamberlain pretty much runs the whole place - in name it might be the Brotherhood's leader assigned to Destral as a region, but both Miserix and Teridax probably had more important things to focus on than actually taking care of Destral. As Destral's chamberlain Vyrdran would know about the Brotherhood's available resources and about what the various scientists on the island were actually doing.
I wouldn't put Ornek with the warriors because I feel like his position warrants a category on its own. He takes care of the Brotherhood's army outside of Destral (all troops on Destral are under the control of Karthax, who in turn is subordinate to Vyrdran) and leads the campaigns - usually he also plans them, with Miserix just telling him what the goal is.
Krika and Furtaan are in the "lieutenant" category, so I figured they might fit here, too. They definitely both are are pretty intelligent and their opinion on matters might be one worth hearing.
After the Convocation it might well be that the council was disbanded. Teridax isn't one to share his plans or let others influence them. He would likely simply have told everyone what he wanted without caring what their opinion was.
Just some thoughts. What do you think?
Updated list is in post 1065
Rules can be found in post 1065 and additions in post 1
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