The Council of Eight
Within days of the death of the emperor a council of rulers was established in Charrousse. They created the Committee for National Welfare, which underneath the surface was a secret police rooted in finding magic users and eliminating them. Laws were passed disavowing magic use in Montaigne. While stirred in the underground resistance of Royalists, many old families fled. The University which has long been a promoter of science and discovery, has now added a new enemy as they began to shelter these refugees. This battle on two fronts has connected the unexplainable science they research with dark magics.