The Golden Hand of Benevar
The ruling body of the Svirfneblin City situated under the Temple of Benevar near Alti. The elder council, consisting of Bielebog (the Eldest), Freda and Chust govern the city and do their best to keep it safe from invading Kuo-Toa, Dark Elves, and the like. The Svirfneblin have something similar to a caste system, with each elder representing a different facet of deep gnome society. Bielebog represents the warrios, Freda the miners, and Chust the cultivators. As Bielebog is the eldest gnome in the city, Freda and Chust typically defer to him in most decisions.
It is the council of the city that was charged by the priests of Benevar to conceal the location of the Golden Hand and protect the pendant key leading into the ancient shrine.