Baja Province is in Orange.

The official introduction to the Baja Province can be found here.

Culture

Baja province is often seen as quite fragmented politically, with little sense of provincial allegiance or identity. This leads to an air of what some other provinces see as a kind of lawlessness, but Baja province dwellers understand it to be loyalty to local concerns. Wizards and magic users value personal freedom, family bonds, community culture, regional or tribal kinship. After that, more reluctantly, they value provincial authority and, with greater reluctance still, the Magimundi world itself. Most Magimundi families in Baja are matrilineal, stemming from the indigenous and Spanish heritages, and Yayananas (Grandmother Elders) are the most revered keepers of the magical traditions.

The Fumarole Funicular and Lava Tube Lazenby

The Lava Tubes are a transportation network that traverses almost the entirety of Baja Province, many citizens use it as a method of public transportation and it is particularly used by students traveling to and from the various campuses of Flower Mountain Escuela Mágica. When time is of the essence, however, there are the Fumarole Funiculars, which are operated by steam (generated by the incredible elemental power of magma) and move individuals at a much higher rate. These services are said to be some of the most precisely timed and on-schedule services in the Magimundi, with the exception of when they become congested by over use (a rare occasion), or seismic activity interrupts service. Both services are owned by competing companies that operate in an almost identical manner, however, the Lava Tube Lazenby favors somewhat slower travel with more comfort and conveniences, and the Lava Tube Lazenby offers less luxury, but faster service.

Economy and Trade

Baja Province is featured on the One Hundred Leeuwendaalder bill, with the image of Quetzalcoatl featured prominently on one side.
Baja Province has some of the most lenient Magical Laws regarding potions, draughts, and drams. If it can be made, it can be found for purchase in Baja; if not from an official apothecary, then it can be purchased from a roadside vendor who has spread out their wares on a magic carpet.

Baja Province is home to two chupacabra farms contracted by Hudson Unlimited, however there are many wild chupacabra in the region as well. Wild chupa are noticeably larger and more dangerous than their domesticated cousins, which are bred for their exclusive use as guards at Avernus, the Magimundi Prison. Wild chupacabra spines are prized as wand cores and as a crucial ingredient for other talismans. Mages of Baja Province also take care to avoid the clutches of the ahuizotl when they venture near fresh water, particularly lakes with underground caverns. An ahuizotl hand is a powerful magical fetish, though trade in their body parts has been illegal since 1963 by the Council of Five Edict for the Protection of Endangered Aquatic Species. The province is home to many other magical creatures, some of which are just being discovered. It is also rumored that at least one Flower Mountain faculty member is a Nagual, and mages with this shapeshifting power are becoming more prevalent in Baja province, perhaps as a response to some burgeoning threat.

Arch Justice Chavez

The Arch Justice of Baja province is sometimes viewed as a renegade and is known to be unpredictable when it comes to her stance in the Council of Five. Her vote is often courted by those with wealth and influence who make the pilgrimage to her estate at Cerro de la Encantada, and Arch Justice Chavez considers her wild card status to be a boon to the province. More than one backroom deal has resulted in significant investment of Leeuwendaalders or a certain “look the other way” latitude for a cadre of Baja Wizards, and Chavez does not give away her support for free.

Flower Mountain Escuela Mágica

Flower Mountain Escuela Mágica is actually not a singular institution, rather it is a network of individual schools located in the deserts of the Southwest, with campuses in the base of canyons, among the dunes of the Mojave, hidden in the fields of Saguaro, and along the beaches of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California.
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