The Council was an organization that was an initial concept titled "Jedi Outlaw" that was going to feature in the early planning stages of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
The setting would have placed it 500 years after the death of Darth Vader during a time when both the Jedi and Sith Orders had been reborn. However, rather than fight against one another, they had forged an uneasy truce with each other. This led to the creation of "The Council"; a body replacing the Jedi Council and consisted of ruling body of six Jedi and six Sith. In this era, the last descendant of Luke Skywalker served as a Jedi sheriff and kept the peace in their jurisdiction only to be framed for the death of another Jedi. This led to the Council dispatching both Jedi and Sith to eliminate this foe causing the last Skywalker to go on the run. Unknown to anyone, however, the conspiracy was masterminded by a Jedi Master who's last name was Solo. The members of the Council differed from Jedi and Sith of previous generations as they harnessed the power of The Force in new and inventive manners which included shapeshifting while wearing sophisticated armor and infusing items with the power of the Force.
- The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (First appearance)