War of The New World
Magic is Illigal
From the time that the Empire was first conceived all forms of magic that aren’t directly inherited from God are illegal. The practice of such magics is seen as Satanic, and an abomination to all of mankind. Often times many humans have been given the gift of being able to cast magic inherently from their lineage. Unfortunately for them if they’re caught once by anyone who wishes to report it to the authorities they will almost undoubtedly be tried and executed without the ability to serve in the military, or even fight in the arena. Magic in the Empire is feared, and for good reason. Many viking sorcerers have been the cause of a great deal of deaths, and worse yet they have the power that only God himself should have.
Often times inquisitors wonder the various lands of the Empire in search for illegal spellcasters. If they find one the unfortunate victim will be tortured nonstop for days before being publicly executed. The torture stands as a fear factor to the populace so that they don’t practice magic, and is also used to track any signs of other illegal mages.