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.
- 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