The vampiric Council of Shadows is a council of vampires which rule the Vampire Nation. Most of the information concerning the Council of Shadows is based on speculation and rumor. The only vampires known to have met with the Council are the Masters. There are rumors of their being others outside of the Masters and Archons who have met with the Council. Many speculate those who preside on the council are the founders, however, this is unproven and merely speculation.

No one knows where the council meets or anything about the council. All the lower ranking vampires have to go on is the Master explaining the laws of his territory and the Archons appearing. When vampires break the rules too much, Archons appear in the territory, setting things right.