Drafted in 1 WE, the Division Treaty ended the Paltetia Revolution, a long, bloody, civil war between magic-users and nomas.
While mages and witches held the superior power, capable of weilding great destruction, the nomas simply had far greater numbers and often resorted to assassinations, ambushes, and subterfuge to strike blows to the magic-weilders. Finally, tired of the destruction and loss of mages, Emperor Imbrianus and prominent nomas of the time created and ratified the Division Treaty.
The treaty resulted in the creation of the Great Divide to divide Wennovi into two separate sub-continents: Paltetia and Imbria
Wennovi by hcraven using Azgaar's
At the time, most people hated the treaty. It was seen as a major loss for the Imbrian Empire and for all witches and mages. Magic-users settled in the west were forced to move east, the Eldahi lost a section of the Great Woods, their ancestral home, and nomas wishing to live free from the influence of magic were forced into the less hospitable terrain of the west.
Historians consider this war and the ratified treaty to mark the beginning of the decline of the Imbrianus Empire.
Mages & WitchesMages were considered to posess more raw power than witches, able to perform magic simply by willing things to happen rather than having to rely on spells, rituals, or items. Mages often had one type of magic they used, while witches have more flexibility in the types of magic they can learn and use.
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