In deference to modern sensibilities, Perilous Paths has witches, but they’re not the agents of chaos, evil, and depravity that the historical context would indicate. The loan word in Parsik and Common for darkling witches of either gender who practice infernal sorcery is “ýâtu”, and their dark art “ýâtavô”. The Code of Hammurabi (1.) has things to say about witchcraft, and the context is specifically ýâtavô.
Among the Fair Folk of Albion are several sorts of Hags, changelings who practice sorcery. The Common Tongue word for fair folk of all sorts, including Hags, is Pairikâ.
The Saexa refer to all sorts of cunning folk who can cast spells as “hexen”. Saexa tribal customs being what they are (for a society Of Chaos, with a tendency towards Evil), being hexen, or practicing hex magic is not specifically prohibited. It can, however, fall under the general categories of assault or murder, depending on how it’s used… and how you can convince an audience it was used.
- If a man has accused another of laying a nêrtu (death spell) upon him, but has not proved it, he shall be put to death. If a man has accused another of laying a kišpu (spell) upon him, but has not proved it, the accused shall go to the sacred river, he shall plunge into the sacred river, and if the sacred river shall conquer him, he that accused him shall take possession of his house. If the sacred river shall show his innocence and he is saved, his accuser shall be put to death. He that plunged into the sacred river shall appropriate the house of him that accused him.