The Declaration of Existential Independence
On this historic day, the Council of Faculties of Borealis, decided to use the newly available DVF Suppression technology to permanently turn the city into a clockwork exclusion zone.
This was done for two reasons:
Firstly as an ultimate deterrent to secret technamagix research within the city proper.
Secondly, autonomy from the direct influence of the Great Clockwork
, which was by then believed to subtly influence mankind using its massive Base DVF.
The generators were constructed, installed, and activated over the course of 3 years, after which the technocrats of the south had freed themselves from destiny with nothing but their own ingenuity. Whether for good or bad remained to be seen.