There are patrols at the various dimension barriers but Eileen feels these need to be beefed up. She’d like to see the patrol groups practice magic more aggressively. It is known that brief glimpses of the world on the other side of the barrier can be seen so to have the Kingdom patrol units actively engaged in mock fighting ought to serve as a warning to anyone taking a quick peep. So far Queen and Council have rejected this on the grounds of unnecessary waste of magical energy.
The great irony is that the Kingdom despises humanity for our warlike tendencies. They don’t believe in seeing themselves as others see them! Eileen, bless her, has often condemned this blatant hypocrisy and it is widely whispered if it were not for her royal status she would be jailed for such remarks. The hierarchy can be stunningly sensitive to criticism at times.
In fairness, the fairy royals have worked tirelessly for centuries to try to stop infighting between the varioius magical species. Eileen wanted to bridge damaged relationships between the fairy royals and the Chief Witch but there was no way the Queen would accept that. he great irony is that the Kingdom despises humanity for our warlike tendencies. They don’t believe in seeing themselves as others see them!
Eileen, bless her, has often condemned this blatant hypocrisy and it is widely whispered if it were not for her royal status she would be jailed for such remarks.
A lot of the ancient Kingdom wars weren’t meant to embroil the whole realm. They started off as battles between opposing groups - often a village plagued by the antics of boisterous sprites would call in a wizard or two. They’d deal with the problem initially (sprites died, this was always considered a good idea by anyone not a sprite) but then would follow the inevitable quarrels as to who succeeded the most and deserved the most credit (and rewarding gifts) from the monarch.
Even when the villages were foresighted enough to only call in one wizard, there were cases of power going to the head and the wizard going beyond the terms of his commission. The village would then need to call in someone more powerful to stop him. There isn’t a village in the realm not affected by this somewhere in the past.