Re: Klingon High Council
Or it could be a hereditary right to rule. Or a mix of hereditary huses and some that fight to gain a position. Remember the House of Mogh was awarded a position following the Klingon Civil War. So it seems Houses can come in and out of favour depending on who the Chancellor is. For all we know The House of Mogh was restored by Martok.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.