The Witches' Council is the governing body of witches and warlocks. They are depicted as elders and very old fashioned as they still use typewriters in the modern times. The Council is responsible for policing witch crimes, the concealment of witchcraft to the uninitiated, and for the welcoming of potential ward to Miss Robichaux's Academy. The council only visits covens on very important cases, such as the death of another witch.
Despite the dwindling number of Salem descendants, the council will punish a witch, if she is found guilty of murdering another witch. Prior to her apparent death at the stake, the head of the Witches' Council was Myrtle Snow.
Quentin Fleming is a warlock, or a male witch, as well as a member of the witches' council. He is a famous author, whose books are on the best-selling list. It was mentioned that it was Fiona's magic that made his books successful. Myrtle gets revenge against him for being responsible for ordering her burning at the stake by paralyzing and dismembering him, giving one of his eyes to Cordelia. According to Myrtle, Cecily Pembroke and Quentin wanted for years to dominate the Council, therefore agreed to burn her.
Cecily Pembroke is a member of the witches' council that visited the academy. She serves as the stenographer and keeps an official record of the meeting. She is a Salem witch and seems to be stern and conservative in nature. Quentin notes her lack of charisma. Myrtle gets revenge against Cecily for being responsible for ordering her burning at the stake by paralyzing and dismembering Cecily, giving one of her eyes to Cordelia. According to Myrtle, Cecily Pembroke and Quentin wanted for to years dominate the Council, therefore agreed to burn her.