The Guines Edict was released by King Michem Emswort the day after the Burning of the Library of Guines. It was suggested and drafted by members of the Teles Order after protecting the king during rioting that took place during and after the fall of the Library. This document describes both the appropriate types of magic and technology that can be used, as well as forbids any use of science. The List of Acceptable Magical Spells and the List of Acceptable Technology changed over time as needs arose or problems were discovered.
This document was written both to calm the populace's fears about science and technology, and to expand the power of magicians in general, and the Teles Order specifically.
After reintegration of science and technology, the history of having written and published this became problematic for Emswort. Later kings publicly apologized for the division they had caused. The Teles Order's participation in this document had been forgotten by that time, leaving all blame to lay squarely on the Emswort royalty.