Authoritative organisations.


Circle Daybreak:

Circle Daybreak started out as an organisation for witches but over time it has come to encompass humans, vampires, shape-shifters and anybody else who is willing to help Night People get along with humans. Circle Daybreak aims to help the Night World and the human world unite and live in peace with each other. Many Night People who have broken Night World law by falling in love with a human have become ‘Circle Daybreakers’. But because these Night People have broken the sacred laws of the Night World they are constantly targeted for assassination by other Night People. Currently in the Night World series Circle Daybreak is involved in finding the Wild Powers and convincing them to help save the human world from destruction. Circle Daybreak has so far found and convinced three of the four Wild Powers to work with them. The Wild Powers have been sent to safe houses and Circle Daybreak agents are protecting them from the Night World Council.

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Circle Midnight:

The witches of the Night World formerly belonged to either Circle Twilight or Circle Midnight. In the past witches had to make a decision as to which circle they would permanently belong to when they turned eighteen. The witches of Circle Midnight were notorious for using their powers to gain personal benefits even if this meant hurting others in the process. Today most of the witches have seceded from the Night World. Many have followed their maiden and mother and have joined Circle Daybreak. Only the darkest witches of Circle Midnight still affiliate with the Night World Council. These witches do not answer to the Inner Circle.

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Circle Twilight:

The witches of the Night World formerly belonged to either Circle Twilight or Circle Midnight. In the past witches had to make a decision as to which circle they would permanently belong to when they turned eighteen. The witches of Circle Twilight were known to use their powers for the greater good. Today most of the witches have seceded from the Night World. Many have followed their maiden and mother and have joined Circle Daybreak. Only the darkest witches of Circle Midnight still affiliate with the Night World Council. These witches do not answer to the Inner Circle.

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First House of the shape-shifters:

The Drache family forms the First House of the shape-shifters. They are the rulers of all shape-shifters including the werewolves and the panthers. According to historical writings this royal family are the only shape-shifters to have dragon blood running through their veins. The dragons are the strongest shape-shifters, having powers no other shape-shifting animal can possess such as the ability to shape-shift into any animal form. Even though the witches put the dragons to sleep over thirty thousand years ago the Drache family still possess some of the powers of dragons in diluted form. This is because the Drache family are the descendants of the only dragon that was left awake by the witches. This dragon was a young princess considered too weak to cause harm to the world at the time. The Drache children have the choice to choose which animal they would like to call. They also have telepathy (the ability to connect with any animal mind). Galen Drache is the prince of the First House. He was promised to another shape-shifter at the end of Witchlight.

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Inner Circle:

The witches of the Night World are governed by the Inner Circle. The Inner Circle consists of respected members of the witch community. The highest ranking positions of the Inner Circle are crone, mother and maiden. The crone of the witches was Edgith Harman until her death in Witchlight. The mother of the witches – Cybele – became leader hence forth. The maiden of the witches is Aradia. The Inner Circle is responsible for ensuring witches uphold Night World law. This authoritative body also makes decisions and imposes punishments. The darkest witches of the Night World take direction from the Night World Council.

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Night World Council:

Night People are bound by laws and when these laws are broken the Night World Council is responsible for punishing them. The Council was once the joint ruling body for all vampires and witches. This meant that the Council made decisions regarding both species. Members of the Inner Circle were not thrilled that a bunch of vampires controlled their affairs but since most witches seceded from the Night World in Black Dawn only the darkest witches take direction from the Council now. The Council has elders who make sure that laws are being upheld. Hunter Redfern was said to have practically controlled the Council until his death in Black Dawn.

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The Lancers:

The Lancers are a group of vampire hunters Rashel Jordan affiliated with in The Chosen. The East Coast organisation was established by a teenage boy named Elliot. Some members of this group endorse torturing vampires. The Lancers do not appear in subsequent Night World books.

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