The Lorien Defense Council are a Loric government branch in charge of the defense and safety of the planet. Despite the fact that the Loric citizens are very friendly and happy most of the time and it is hard to acknowledge the presence of any threats or enemies that might launch offensives, they are extremely uptight about the defense and manage affairs with the utmost seriousness and professionalism.
Not long before the Mogadorian attack on Lorien, The Defensdefene Council organised for Professor Orkun and several council members to investigate the violet column of light that they were suspicious of. Unbeknownst to them, the column was draining The Grid of power and weakening Lorien's defences.
The Defense Council facilities, as well as other important and highly populated areas of Lorien (Spires of Elkin), were targeted in the first wave of Mogadorian missile fire.