THE RULES OF MAGIC - 19
Never draw a wand on someone without good cause or risk being obliterated yourself. Don’t worry about those carrying wands openly – it is a showing off thing – but beware those who do not appear to be carrying magical weapons. They almost certainly are. They must be confident they can draw those weapons quickly to hide them away at all and you are likely to come off a very poor second in any fight. The sprites should not need reminding of this given they’ve lost thousands of their people this way but the Queen and her Council deemed it best to form this into a regulation as sprites have still not given up their customary stupidity.
The higher magical ranks should be able to ascertain at a glance as to whether the being in front of them is likely to be armed – after all wands, crystal balls and the like have very distinctive shapes. Yes, these shapes can be disguised but to do so reduces the powers of the equipment in question so most do not bother. The higher magical ranks should also be very aware that the Queen and her Council do not approve of breaches of etiquette and drawing weapons on others really does go against protocol. Lower magical ranks should assume anyone in front of them is armed and behave in an appropriate manner. In the case of sprites, this means shutting up and doing nothing that might cause another riot.
Nobody is to get in the way of the fairy squad when they practice their flying, fighting skills and so on. The Queen and her Council do not expect to repeat this order as anyone with the remotest bit of common sense will realise to defy this law means instant and probably painful death. Hanastrew has insisted on the law being written out though on the grounds it means the sprites can’t claim they weren’t warned. So far nobody has crossed the fairy squad’s paths and it is the fervent hope of the government that this attitude continues. FNN report on the squad’s fearsome capacity for magic from time to time again to act as a warning.