Scio Occultus Res
In mage society, the ruling body of an area. It is usually made of a High Council featuring the most senior member of each of the five Orders. The most senior of these High Councillors is the Hierarch, and acts as chairman.
Below the High Council is the rest of the Consilium, made up of mages powerful or influential enough to claim a place. In general, if you’re not sure you’re powerful enough or have enough backing to take your place in the Consilium, the answer is, “No. You’re not.”