The Xenota, also known as the College of the Gods is the primary ruling body of the Xenotyr Race. They live and work in the Arc of Truth at the center of Sil Xenos, convening as needed but never more than a few months apart (by the Xer Tal).
The Xenota is composed of three bodies; The Concord, The Assembly, and The Congregation. The Concord always takes the form of an inevitable, this is primarily because the Concord is actually composed of the consciousness of the three wisest in Xenotyr society. The Concord may only serve for one Age after which they must step down. They may choose to remain joined or to be separated into separate inevitables, though they may never return to their bodies as Xenotyr. A new Inevitable is crafted solely for the new Concord to inhabit and when a new concord comes into power they choose a name to represent them collectively.
The next group is The Assembly. Composed of the 6 wisest Xenotyr behind the Concord, The Concord and the Assembly work together in their decision making capacities. Neither the Concord nor the Assembly ever leaves the Arc of Truth, nor can they by Xeontyr law.
The last group is the Congregation. This is the largest group, made up of 36 Congregates. The Congregates each have an apartment in the Arc of Truth though they are free to leave. Many Congregates continue their function as scholars after assuming a role with the Xenota. As such, some Congregates will not be physically present for gatherings of the Xenota. When this happens, the Congregate will project his image into the Chamber of the Xenota during gatherings. A device, another living machine, must be brought with the Congregate at any time he may be away from the city for an extended period of time. This machine allows for the Congregate to be present with the Xenota at any time.
When an important decision is required the Xenota splits into two primary groups. The first is only the Congregation and the other is the Concord and Assembly. The Congregation will meet and discuss the issue and then will present their findings and opinions to the Concord and the Assembly. They have no official voting capacity though they are far from being ignored by the Concord and Assembly, who value the input of different points of view on a topic. The Concord and Assembly then convene together to discuss their choices and they then vote. The Assembly’s decision will be based on a majority vote, however, if the decision of the Assembly and the Concord differ, then the group must begin their deliberations again and continue to do so until the Concord and Assembly can come to an agreement.