Magic Freedom Coalition
United to protect our magic, our heritage, our beliefs, and our freedom from those who would seek to control, vilify, and even destroy us.The Magic Freedom Coalition (MFC) consists of nations and groups who support the free and non-restrictive use of magic. In practice, not all its members uphold this ideal, particularly as Necros bans blood magic within its borders. However, each MFC member must not attempt to punish other member nations for their cultural norms surrounding magic use.
Initiated an alliance with Rhovan after the Northern Wars to strengthen relations. Known for its reverance for necromancy.
Most permissive nation in terms of magic use and is said to permit blood magic and even vampirism
Joined after Salaris imposed trade regulations because Mantalos would not permit Torva missionaries on the island.
SETA: Salaris-Everath-Torverath Alliance
Other MFC SupportersThe MFC has gained supporters from a wide variety of groups, including political factions, business associations, and other civilian groups. These supporters are all throughout Imbria, including within Salaris and Torverath, however, their voices cannot compete with the religious majority and populist opinions of those nations. MFC supporters include:
- Dabblers: counter-culture that practices a variety of magic, including necromancy and blood magic
- Unity Group: unofficial political movement that believes Imbria should be united under one banner again, though MFC support within the Unity Group is split
- Mage Rising theory that mages will walk Imbria once again.
- Eradicated after the Great Uprising, mages weilded incredible power and were decried as demon-possessed, even by the Temple of Torva. For more about the differences between mages and witches, see Magic Tiers
- For more about Phoenix Group, see Rose Petals
- Some nomas activist groups: some nomas (definitely not all) believe they would have more rights and better treatment under MFC leadership
These relations scores consider each nation's reliance on the alliance,
alignment of culture and values, alignment of laws, and a variety of other factors.
NA = Northern Alliance; STA = Salaris-Torverath Alliance
MFC = Magic Freedom Coalition; SETA = Salaris Everath Torverath Alliance
New High PriestessIn 970 DE, Ariadne became the High Priestess of Torverath. Ariadne believed it was her calling to spread the word of Torva. She brought renewed energy to the Temple of Torva and her message strengthened the religious fervor throughout both Torverath and Salaris.
Necromancy cannot be tolerated at any level. The Goddess forbids it. Neither can we permit blood magic, as it too corrupts the soul. We must be ever vigilant against these evils and root them out. Torva did not grant us knowledge of the divine so we may sit idly.
Magic Freedom Coalition. As leadership in Salaris and Torverath became more aligned, relations between the MFC and STA would only continue to deteriorate.
The Mantali Incident
MATAThe Magic Freedom Coalition siezed this opportunity to improve trade deals between themselves and Mantalos, and in doing so, formed the Magic Alliance Trade Agreement between Necros, Rhovan, Mantalos, and Eldahi. Shortly after, Mantalos officially joined the MFC in 980 DE.
Trade SkirmishesTensions between STA and MFC have continued to climb. In 986 DE Everath joined the STA to form SETA. Since then, trade wars between SETA and MTF have escalated, and in 988 DE, skirmishes have broken out along trade routes and acts of privateering have been increasing. Many believe it to be a prelude to war between Necros and Salaris.
Liberty from Magic Oppression
Magic throughout the lands
The definition and use of magic varies throughout the land and is greatly influenced by culture
Magic Alliance Trade Agreement
Witches who intentionally practice a wide variety of magic, including necromancy and blood magic, counter to laws and cultural beliefs
The Lifestone Ritual involves the transfer of a creature's life energy and/or magic into lifestone for later use.
A magically divided continent wherein one half knows magic and the other does not
This article was created for the Alliance Challenge. Thanks for reading! Don't forget to check out the timeline by selecting the tab above. GIF created with Inkscape, Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator, and ezgif.com.
Hi ! This article was an interesting read. The extensive use of personnalized CSS makes it fairly ludic and original, well done! I particularly like the large number of flags you added to represent the different members of the coalition, as well as the more neutral Eldahi. All in all, that's a good contribution! :)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment.
Yes, my bad, I meant the use of personalized display. Good job in any case !
You have a lot of interesting formatting ideas here. I'm really keen on the animated gif you use to show the development of the relations between the MFC and the STA over the years.
Thank you :)
That animated political map is really cool. What software did you use to accomplish that?
Thank you :) I took a snip of my map (created in combo with Inkscape and Azgaar's) and cropped and traced it in Inkscape. I made a series of pictures (which took a bit longer than I would have liked) and then uploaded them into ezgif.com. Had to fiddle a bit to keep the overall size of the gif low enough.
Your article really inspired me during the alliance challenge, especially the formatting.
You're very kind. Thank you :)
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
I love the maps and the tiny flags - they really add character to the article and the countries. I can really feel the tension between the MFC and SETA. That's going to not end in a good way, I feel.
Thank you so much! :) And yes, trouble is brewing.
This article is so interesting! It's a really concise read with oodles of personality. The flags just give it such a great pop of colour, and the map gif is such a unique idea.
Thank you so much :)
Man, I do not envy Mantalo's position being so far away from the rest of its alliance. I'm sure it lives in fear of being invaded and the rest of the MFC not being able to respond in time, or not showing at all. The complex nature of the two factions and where they are geographically located to me is a surefire indicator that war is coming. Eventually someone is going to fire the first shot that ignites it all, and I have a feeling it's going to start right on Mantalo's shores! I loved your relationship gif, a very creative way of showing the history of this Coalition. Cheers, and well done!
Thank you so much! And you've sparked some ideas, so thank you for that as well. I feel sorry for poor Mantalos as well :)