It is the year 1675 and tensions between Muggles and Wizards have escalated out of control. Most magical families have gone into hiding and those living among Muggles lead double lives to throw off suspicion. Witch hunts led by Muggles are on the rise and even if they hardly ever catch a grown witch or wizard on these forays, countless Muggles have been burned to the stake under suspicion of witchcraft. Many magical parents have also lost their children whom Muggles found and executed because the young ones couldn’t control their magical spurts.
But that is only the beginning.
Every country has, up until recently, been governed by a council of wizards in their country made up largely of land and territory owners who feel they are rulers in their own rights. The council congregates whenever it can (or whenever the majority of them can) to pass decisions on crimes and punishments, pass laws and rule on other matters of political nature. However, now these lords are being threatened by the emergence of a Ministry which puts their positions, powers and riches at risk. Why should they be in favour of a Ministry that would treat everyone impartially and rob them of their birth right to rule the lands their forefather’s have ruled for generations?
The world as we know it is about to change.