Cristos is known for his support by non-western nations. It is assumed that he wanted the power of a seat in the Senior Council, and could not be bought off. He is one of Aleron LaFortier's understudies. He gained a lot of support after so many of LaFortier's supporters were lost at Donald Morgan's trial by the attack of the Mordite infused Mistfiend that Samuel Peabody unleashed. He builds his influence on people's fears.
Harry Dresden and Ebenezar McCoy suspect him of being Black Council. Harry suggests that he may have been the one on Demonreach with Peabody. And now the Black Council has a man inside—they killed Aleron LaFortier to get him into position. After Chichén Itzá, Harry still thinks he might be Black Council.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Turn Coat
In Turn Coat, Aleron LaFortier's seat is given to Gregori Cristos instead of Klaus the Toymaker who should have been next in line. According to McCoy, Cristos told the Merlin, Arthur Langtry, that he and his allies would secede from the Council if he didn't get the seat. He'd have taken a third of the Council with him.
- Main article: Changes
In Changes, Cristos leads a peace effort between the Red Court and the White Council by hosting Duchess Arianna Ortega at a special meeting held in the Ostentatiatory at the White Council headquarters, backed by a large bloc of supporters. He treats Harry Dresden like a lawbreaker when Harry demands that Arianna return the child she stole. Cristos accuses Harry of war-mongering, restarting The War, and breaking safe conduct under the Accords.
Harry: "What about the White Council?"
Ebenezar: "They'll get things sorted out soon. Amazing how things fell apart just long enough for them to sit themselves out."
Harry: "With Cristos running it."
Harry: "He's Black Council."
Ebenezar: "Or maybe stupid."
Harry: "Not sure which is scarier."
Ebenezar: "Stupid, Hoss. Everytime. Only so many blackhearted villains in the world, and they only get uppity on occasion. Stupid's everywhere, every day."
- Senior Council
- Arianna Ortega
- Klaus Schneider
- Red Court
- Arthur Langtry
- Grey Council