Aeolus and I have arrived at our nine-member Council for this inaugural iteration of The Smogon Council. The nine members: DarkLucario Earthworm Krack Lady Bug MoP panamaxis reachzero TAY Twist of Fate Rest assured that this decision was not easy—we recognize the talent inherent in everyone who applied for this round and we appreciate all your efforts greatly. The nine Council Panel Members will convene in a private IRC channel to discuss their feelings on the subject matter, which is of course Salamence. Aeolus and I may release the minutes of this meeting to the public after the Panel has come to their collective decision. Stay tuned, and as always, thanks for your patience.