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To resolve this, the Lyrisclensiae departing from the Reed committee founded the Continuing Council, which initially had no official political clout across or within empires, but ensured that the Lyrisclensiae in positions of governmental responsibility remained in contact with one another. Over time, the council gradually began to function as a circle of elders, as well, much like the Matriarch had been for the Lilitai prior to the shattering. This was particularly important during the Lenení Mitraje, when most citizens had two or three independent political allegiances depending on their species, heritage, and place of residence, and prevented many Lyrisclensiae from adopting Telaian Balkanization, a method of maintaining social order for which the Thessian Telai themselves had lost most enthusiasm.
Toward the end of the Iron Dynasty, the Council became increasingly important to affairs in Thet, as the Hogedep empire became more interested in capturing the brane, long a thorn in the side of its expansion.