The Council of Five is the highest order of the Magimundi government. Edicts forged by this council are enacted as law across all Providences. Appeals from the lower courts, the Regional Justices of each Providence, may be brought before the Council.
The current council is as follows:
Magimundi case law favors these values:
Edict for the Protection of Endangered Aquatic Species: This edict was created in 1963 to prevent the poaching of wild Ahuizotl in the Baja Province. These Ahuizotl were very much prized for the use of their hands in powerful talismans. The edict was passed almost as much for the protection of foolish Wizards as for the protection of these creatures. Although originally confined to aquatic creatures, there has been precedent in the courts of the Magimundi for using this edict to protect semi-aquatic, and even terrestrial creatures, on a rare occassion.
Edict of Extermination: A proposed edict by the Council of Five which would have authorized the extermination of vampires in 2004. It was withdrawn by Thunderbird Arch Justice Fidelia Windwalker after a show of contrivance by a select group of vampires.
Edict of Inunnguaq Dispersion: An Inunnguaq is a large stone structure, vaguely shaped like humanoid creatures. They are used to transport magic users over great distances. However, over time, too many of this structures have cropped up across the landscape, especially in the Mishipeshu Province. Dismantling an Inunnguaq is a sensitive task that requires careful spellcasting by Cursebreakers, and a respect for the spirits associated with each loci. This edict was passed to provide for the safe removal of all but the most frequently used of these structures.
Edict of Ley Line Protection: One of the oldest edicts pronounced by the Council of Five, this edict prevents the alteration or modification of the naturally occurring Ley Lines that cross the Earth with magical energy. In the past, Dark Wizards would use these lines as a means of opening rifts in our world to extra-planar beings, effectively endangering our world. This edict has a more colloquial name among some wizards that does not bear repeating here.
Edict of Mundane Separation and Secrecy: Ostensibly, this edict was created to codify the long-standing tradition of separation between the Magimundi and the world of the Mundanes. It had long been considered to be a matter of safety to ensure that the Mundane world viewed all magic as the stuff of myth, charlatans, and family entertainment. It was one of the first Edicts agreed upon by Solaris and Destiny provinces, and coincides with the founding of the Magimundi government in 1610.
Edict of Reallocation: An edict formed on Jan. 1st of 1974, declaring the Denver area of the United States to be governed by the Thunderbird province. This edict came after intense negotiations among Arch Justices and further cemented the ongoing rivalry between Mishipeshu and Thunderbird.
Edict of Terrestrial Accountability: An 1853 edict that firmly regulates mining in the Magimundi. The edict was passed as a result of a mining technique known as “seismic mining”.
Edict to Evacuate: a proclamation made during the Magma Wars (1825-1830) that ordered members of indigenous tribes and magical creatures to evacuate the Yellowstone Caldera. This conflict divided both faculty and students of the New World Magischola.
Edict of Atrocious Property: Enacted in 1938, the Edict created harsh penalties for possession of potions or artifacts that used reagents, ingredients, or components from persons (sentient creatures) in an effort to curtail the buying and selling of artifacts created by Gorecasters, in particular the notorious Slagerods.