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The Goddess & The Balance of Nature
The origin of witchcraft remains unknown, however, witches have existed for many centuries passing down their knowledge and skills through generations of family lines. Contrary to popular belief, witches do not receive their powers from demons, nor do they worship the Devil. Instead, witches consider themselves "the Servants of Nature," as they make it their duty to maintain balance within the world.
Witchcraft is a practice of magic that encompasses many different types of activities including astrology, divination, spell casting, and spirit communication. It includes the practices of many cultures, nations and religions as well as many books and writings dating back to ancient times. Depending upon the individual, some witches practice their power by certain belief systems, such as Shamanism, Voodoo, Wicca, or any number of other magical practices from countries and cultures all around the world. Although the majority of traditional witches are commonly portrayed as being kind and selfless humans who use their powers to maintain balance within the world, in the case of some witches, it has been proven that some witches are independent thinkers who may go against the Balance of Nature by practicing their powers for dark and sinister or selfish deeds.
When the Belle Morte conquered New Orleans one of the races that fought the hardest was in fact the witches. They fought alongside the werewolves and hunters in the attempt to destroy the Belle Morte. In that conflict it was found that the blood of a witch was a delicious vintage for vampires, and as many were killed, others were taken hostage and kept as enslaved blood dolls. In the end like all the other races the witches fell to heel for the Belle Morte clan or face being wiped out entirely. They to signed the peace treaty and the Master of the City granted them the Treme as their territory. During the war for New Orleans the Belle Morte learned that they witches where just as deadly as any werewolf. The Master of the city nearly being killed by a witch named Charleen Deveraux. However, the Master of the City did overcome her, and her body was ripped to pieces and hidden piece by piece across the city so her bones could not be consecrated and her spirit was never added to those of the ancestors.
The witches are lead by a council of elders created from the six strongest witches currently in residence in New Orleans. Keep in mind this title does not reflect AGE merely level of power. Witches respect power, not age. All witches in the city fall under the rule of the Council of Elders. Family names you can usually find there include.
And the Challe's.
There are many other witch families in New Orleans, however these six are known for their power and combat ability, which to have lasted through the trials of the Belle Morte rule have to be impressive.