I recommend you to read these even if you think that you already know what they’re supposed to be, I’ve given them new or specific meanings that are important to know.
In old times this word was used to refer to groups of witches but in the modern era this is the proper name given to schools like Salem Academy. These covens are sacred grounds protected by magical wards that hide its presence to humans and protect them from magical harm, as long as they follow the rules of the Covenant.
The principal of a Coven is denominated its Supreme, the job of the supreme is to enforce the laws of the Covenant and ensure the protection of the witches under their jurisdiction. They have the authority and duty to excommunicate a witch if they break the rules of the Covenant inside of their coven.
The supreme order that governs over witches, they are an international organization that controls the covens and the status of all witches within them. This government was made to protect witches from exposure and ensure their lives, so their rules must be respected at all costs. Betraying the Covenant is the highest crime a witch can commit, depending on the offense they could be excommunicated or just physically punished accordingly to the crime.
In the first day of their last year on a coven students must oath their allegiance to the Covenant, a sacred vow to follow their rules and acknowledge their authority above all else, accepting the consequences of going against it. This is why the last year on a coven is named “Pledged” since they’re legally responsible for their actions in the eyes of the Covenant after they’ve made the pledge.
They are people (Male, Female or otherwise) born with magical blood flowing through their veins; this doesn’t make them any different from other humans until they turn 14 years old. A unique magical power is awakened that day, usually incomplete or with a great price, and they become able to use the magic in them to fuel that power. On the old days witches had more than one power, even shared a few among them, but after years of crossbreeding with non-magical humans the power in their blood has been diluted.
Pentacles are medium sized flat discs of metal with an engraved pentagram on the middle, the background color, the pentagram color and the letter color in the middle are related to the status of the witch in the eyes of the Covenant. In the back of it there’s the basic information of the witch it belongs to. They also allow the witch access to their magical charms so excommunicated witches can’t use charms. Only Supremes and authorized charges within the Covenant can excommunicate witches. Pentacles are bonded to their owner and can’t be separated from them or they will feel horrible unending pain until reunited, so like Charms they can magically glue themselves to their owner’s skin. They can't be detected by human machines, cameras, animals or humans, only witches and maticores can see them, feel them and smell them.
Is a way to call witches that abide by the rules of the Covenant, they consider that the balance must be kept as it has been over the years. They’ve forgiven humans and know that the future of witches is living among them in secrecy. Their Pentacle’s background color is green, with a silver “W” on the center of a silver pentagram.
Is a way to call excommunicated witches. They’re quite chaotic and believe that the covens should focus on training witches to rule the world instead of just fitting into human society. Their Pentacle’s background color is ash-gray, with a red “W” on the center of an upside-down red pentagram.
The most respected agents of the Covenant, they are in charge of hunting down excommunicated witches and deconsecrating covens that have gone rogue. When an abjurer has been sent to solve an issue it means they speak on behalf of the Covenant itself and thus they have the highest authority. Since they represent the covenant, any act against them is considered worthy of excommunication itself. Their Pentacle’s background color is Black, with a golden “A” on the center of a golden pentagram.
Magical Charms are ancient spells contained in powerful talismans that allow witches to use them by fueling their own magic to them. All witches are given some basic and generic charms to protect themselves and ensure their survival but some are rarer, unique and powerful. The basic charms are produced on mass with the help of ancient magic in special factories in the Covenant, so they’re nothing special for witches, the powerful and unique charms were made on the medieval era or before with great unrepeatable magic on today’s world so they are quite invaluable. In order to use a charm a witch must be touching it so all charms magically glue themselves to the witch’s skin for an easy usage.
Witches that have broken the rules from the Covenant become excommunicated and are hunted down by abjurers. Excommunicated witches lose all of their rights so killing an excommunicated witch is not a crime on the Covenant’s eyes and is actually encouraged with a reward on money and prestige. In order to excommunicate someone the witch must have a charge within the Covenant and verbally state directly that the law breaking witch will be excommunicated or if they’re not in their presence, call to the Covenant administration office so they make the procedure. However certain unjustifiable acts, like killing a high charge of the Covenant, give to the murderer’s pentacle an automatic excommunicated status without needing of any external procedure.
Covens are considered sacred places protected by wards where young witches are protected and learn to use their powers. An abjurer may deconsecrate a Coven if they’ve broken the rules of the Covenant. The Supreme of that Coven is considered excommunicated but the students and teachers that had nothing to do with the breaking of the rules are escorted to another coven since the wards protecting that one are deactivated immediately. The process is made by the administration office but must be requested by an abjurer first.
Working in team with other witches allows you to bond temporarily and boost each other’s magic in the process. In order to canalize another witch you must hold hands or have a personal object of them.
Manticores, derived from the word “Man-Eater”, are descendants from the familiars of ancient witches. In order to make them witches fused animals together to bring out the best qualities and power on a single companion, so they are quite the diverse race. They can only be tamed by witches since they instinctively recognize them as their masters and will try to hunt any human they encounter if they are not domesticated. Although more powerful than regular animals and some even have minor magical abilities, they’ve also suffered from crossbreeding with normal animals and thus have diluted their magic compared to their medieval counterparts. Every witch is expected to own at least one since they’re faithful and loyal partners.
Is the title given to those that belong the Council of the Covenant, a witch of each country is elected by their peers and serves as a representative for all witches of said country. A Samhain is the highest charge within the covenant and hold the highest authority in the organization. They can be considered the witch equivalent to being a president.