One of the two ruling councils of Overlook, the Red Council is shrouded in mystery. At any time there are six members of the council, but their identities are unknown. According to rumor, the six do not even know each others’ identities. Each member chooses their own successor, but how this is accomplished without breaking secrecy is another mystery.
Legally, the Red Council and the White Council have equal power, but in practice the Red Council has greater influence on the laws of Overlook, as its members rarely work at cross-purposes to each other.