An Oligarchy or Ruling Council is a governmental in which the nation or faction in question is ruled by a small or medium sized group of organisms under an iron fist. This form of authoritarian government is quite frequent in nations or empires. It is effective, as proven by the existence of many hundreds of oligarchic nations before modern day.

Although the date of its conception is unknown, it appears to have been created by Cimexian Hunterkill-Deathclans to unite them under a singular rule. The Ruling Council form of government then quickly spread, and became widespread. Even today, where it is now almost completely extinct with few exceptions, its elements still taint the government of N’nosk’s empire.