In North America, the concealed magical world and its unique culture is known as the Magimundi (magical world). The Magimundi is highly organized and consists of five provinces: Destiny (Northeast US and Eastern Canada), Solaris (Southeast US, and Caribbean), Baja (Southwest US, Mexico and Central America), Thunderbird (Pacific Northwest US and Western Canada), and Mishipeshu (Midwest US and mid-Canada). Each of these Provinces is governed by a Justice; the five justices of each region together form The Council of Five, who serve as the highest court and governing body of the North American magical world. Justices appoint Magisters, who oversee North American Magical Agencies (such as the Magister of Metallurgy who oversees each province’s mines of magical ore) or the governing of a province itself (such as the General Magister of Solaris Province, who handles the day-to-day governing of the province on behalf of its Justice.) Magisters appoint ranks of other provincial officials, who are responsible for all official matters in the region. These officials are known as Alcalde in the Solaris and Baja regions, and Fonctionnaires in the other regions. The Alcalde and Fonctionnaires directly interface with the rest of the Magimundi.
There are a few areas that operate independently of the Provinces. The cities in Alaska, and the northern areas of Canada are neighborly to the Thunderbird Province, and connected by commerce, but not under direct Provincial control. Likewise, the further south into Central America, the less influence the Baja Province has over the lives of the magical communities there. Perhaps most interestingly, is Virginia Isle, the floating island said to have been lifted into the air out of the sea by the magic of Virginia Dare herself, which is entirely autonomous to either the Solaris or Destiny Provinces.Primaschola, listed below:
The common currency of the Provinces is the Leeuwendaalder, and any family’s liquid worth in Leeuwendaalders significantly impacts that family’s status and prosperity. Mages from otherwise mundane families that exhibit magical prowess are severely disadvantaged by their family’s lack of Leeuwendaalders and are often only able to succeed with help from philanthropic organizations that provide patronage until they graduate, conditional to their academic performance. The unlucky individuals that receive no assistance or intervention have to find the means to fund their education all on their own, literally starting out with nothing at all.
People who manifest magical powers become members of the Magimundi and are known as mages until they earn the title of Wizard by completing Magischola. Note: all people who have mastered the art of wielding arcane powers are known as wizards, regardless of gender. Wizard is an official title earned by those who have completed Magischola. Those without such a credential may be known as mages or as sorcerers, but not wizards. Again, mage and sorcerer are used regardless of gender. The suffix -ess (as in sorceress or wizardess) is considered uncouth and derogatory.
In North America, the official, accredited magical colleges are known as Magischola. There are currently two fully accredited Magischola, though some others are in the process of seeking accreditation. Only an credentialed graduate of an accredited Magischola can be considered an actual Wizard in the provinces and seek corresponding employment. For example, a brilliant healer without credentials can at best be part of an underground economy, or serve as a mere assistant to a potentially mediocre healer who has earned a Magischola degree. The system is designed to be a meritocracy, but functionally serves as a gatekeeping mechanism that privileges wealthier families and those of Unsoiled Heritage, as they have the greatest access to the Leewendaalders needed to afford Magischola.