The Council of Thanes is the governing body of the Dwarven nation of Thorbardin. All seven dwarven clans of Thorbardin have a seat on the council; Aghar, Daergar, Daewar, Hylar, Klar, Neidar, and Theiwar.
Also included in this council is the Kingdom of the Dead, which is honored with a seat. A ninth seat has been allotted for the High King, which was empty during the period between the Dwarfgate Wars and the War of the Lance.
- Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (PB) p. 302, 320, 357, 379-384, 394-409, 499-504