The Doom of Damocles is a suspended sentence pronounced by the White Council.
It is considered a form of probation and a rare occurrance because it requires a member of the White Council to speak in the defense of the accused. If a young spellcaster uses black magic or breaks the Laws of Magic, they are put on trial; the Doom of Damocles is only granted if a member of the White Council speaks on their behalf and manages to sway three-fourths of the council. The defendant is then placed under the care and responsibility of that particular member to be trained; if they fail to learn and use black magic again, they will be killed, along with the senior member that they were being trained by.
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Storm Front
In Storm Front, it was lifted due to "valorous action above and beyond the call of duty".
- Main article: Proven Guilty