The Lanvernite Succession
The Olive Council is the Lanvernite monarch’s cabinet. It is typically composed of up to twenty senior ministers and advisors, but the monarch has the power to structure the Council as he or she sees fit.
Alfred’s Olive Council knew that Sax would never let Roland live to legal age, and so they conspired to kidnap Roland, and spirit him off to a foreign land. Sax rounded up the Council and had them beheaded. To this day, Sax knows nothing of Roland’s whereabouts, or whether he is still alive.
Roland’s new Olive Council has recruited the PCs to act as Roland’s agents, preparing the way for his eventual return to Lanverness.