The High Table is a council of high-level crime lords that each lead one of the underworld's most powerful organizations. The council comprises 12 seats, with each seat often owned by a family. Held by the Russians, Italian, and other mafias. The High Table is considered the ultimate authority in the underworld of the Earth and is feared and respected by all, including Winston and John. They also have dozens of police forces, politicians and bureaucrats worldwide under their thumbs.

The Adjudicator is the chancellor and representative of the High Table, and has authority to harm other members at their whim.


The origins of their formation is unknown. The High Table share ties with the Continental, which is an autonomous assassin organization. Winston is likely to have pushed back against the High Table.

Santino and Gianna D'Antonio's father held a seat, and named Gianna his successor before his death. Santino, craving the power for himself, orders John Wick to kill Gianna as per conditions of fulfilling the marker he made with John.

Santino holds a celebration at an art exhibit for his ascension to the High Table, where John arrives to kill him.

As a consequence for killing Santino on Continental grounds, the High Table doubled the 7 million dollar bounty on John and now offers it globally, in tandem with John's membership to The Continental being revoked.



  • The High Table may have been based on the Commission of the American Mafia.
  • The High table is likely based in New York City, but the operations of its members seem to spread worldwide.
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