THE RULES OF MAGIC - 23
Everybody in the Kingdom despises what humans call magicians (though the ones that are children’s entertainers are less despised because it is recognized trying to keep kiddies amused can be the hardest task in any known universe at times). This is why the Kingdom dreads the exposure of its existence. Not only do humans have a great capacity for war but give them a chance to find and exploit another source of power, then they will. So everybody, including the Queen, is bound by the law that nothing and nobody will deliberately expose the Fairy Kingdom’s existence on pain of death.
It is expected that every magical being will study the spell books set for their genus and ability. Every good magical being will be tested at various stages in their lives so should be prepared for this. If it becomes clear to the Queen and her Council that certain species are not carrying out the practice sessions and revision times that are expected, such species will be punished. Her Majesty has a reasonable number of dungeons into which to place people with hot and cold running rats for those who decide to ignore this friendly little hint. You do not want to get to the unfriendly little hint.
Every empire has its fair share of history it would rather forget. The Fairy Kingdom is no exception and does not want to remember the magical wars it unleashed against unsuspecting alien worlds in its early years in its anxiety to establish itself. Nor does the realm like talking about the prison planet where the truly awkward prisoners are kept. The Queen and her Council do not like investigative journalism (unless they’re the ones doing it) . It is considered Roherum would have trouble investigating the contents of his noses without someone giving him a helping hand first.
The prison planet was set up many millennia ago by the Queen’s family and is meant to contain the most dangerous magical beings. Before any convicted being goes to this place, their learned magic is stripped from them which is a very painful process. That magic inherited in the blood cannot be removed without killing the person concerned but the Queen makes it clear that is not acceptable and nobody is to even think the idea anywhere near her. Conditions in prison are basic. Prisoners are expected to work hard, though their diet is reasonable. Not that anyone incarcerated here appreciates that.