Council of Ten
The Council of Ten was a group of halfling wizard who were amongst the founders of newer Icemule Trace (not the original town destroyed by glacier).
In brief, the Ten are all mages who worshiped seemingly Luukos and were involved in a cult of Amasalen. Initially they were actually a "healthy" political force in town, but that changed when power was whiffed under their noses by a serpent messenger.
The members of the Council were: Thurfel, Gavrail, Elymir, Thulevier, Aslakian, Trianvar, Cheritz, Prangar, Zeban, and Thalaes. Thurfel was the most powerful of the group.
From March 1999 through December 2002, Thurfel and the other members of the Council (all liches at this point) were the focal point of a major quest.
To read the full story of that quest and the background of the Council of Ten, use this link from the official Gemstone webpage -- Fire in Ice: The Tale of Thurfel.