The High Council, or Special Council, was the ruling council of the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances. The High Council was unique in its form, containing a distinct balance of six Jedi and six Galactic Alliance leaders.
The High Council was established by Chief of State Cal Omas during his reforms prior to the creation of the Galactic Alliance, possibly named or based after the earlier New Republic High Council. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker was an instrumental force in the establishment of the Council. The Council was created in 28 ABY on the planet Mon Calamari and governed the Galactic Alliance until the end of the war against the Yuuzhan Vong. The Council continued to govern from Denon and Coruscant following the conclusion of the war.
While the Galactic Alliance Advisory Council was the primary executive body of the Galactic Alliance, the High Council was considered better suited for the prosecution of the war, and many important officials often brief the council, including Ayddar Nylykerka. Nylykerka became so important during the war, that he was granted temporary status on the Council. Nylykerka's position on the Council was removed with the end of the war.
After the Swarm War, Luke Skywalker dissolved the Jedi's role on the High Council, feeling that the Jedi should not make policy for the Galactic Alliance. The new system would have the Order's Grand Master meet and discuss events with the Chief of State. The High Council thus became obsolete, and the Galactic Alliance Advisory Council replaced it as the key body in the Alliance.
Yuuzhan Vong War
- Chief of State Cal Omas
- Minister of State Releqy A'Kla
- Supreme Commander Sien Sovv
- Minister of Justice Ta'laam Ranth
- Director of Intelligence Dif Scaur
- Senatorial representative Triebakk
- Director of Fleet Intelligence Ayddar Nylykerka
- Jedi Master Luke Skywalker
- Jedi Master Cilghal
- Jedi Master Kenth Hamner
- Jedi Master Kyp Durron
- Jedi Master Tresina Lobi
- Jedi Knight Saba Sebatyne
Following the end of the war against the Yuuzhan Vong, Sien Sovv and Dif Scaur both resigned, primarily over the fall of Coruscant and the Alpha Red scandal, respectively. Ayddar Nylykerka was not a part of the first meeting of the High Council, but was added before the end of the war.
- Destiny's Way (First appearance)
- The New Jedi Order: Ylesia (First mentioned)
- The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
- Legacy of the Force: Tempest (Mentioned only)