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Brigantes is an underground castle. It has been made into a habitable city by pumpkinheads and others who prefer the dark solitude of the earth. Deneb is queen here.
Brigantean Law - In Brigantes, there are very strict laws governing the lives of Witches. Once a witch finishes her magic training, she immediately leaves the city. These witches are to travel the world, gaining knowledge and power, and return to Brigantes to have their children (or have them there before they leave), then leave again. Witches return to the city only when their grandchildren are born, to raise them. The Grandmother raises the children because a young mother is not considered a wise enough witch to teach a new one. Witches who do not or cannot have children often become War Witches, and otherwise are regarded with something like pity; it is not shameful, but many childless witches do not return to Brigantes until they are of advanced age (so as to raise someone else's child if needed). This is still considered quite a pity, as magical talent is passed directly through the bloodline.
If a Witch has a male baby, he is considered to be a favorite plaything of Deneb. Unfortunately, once male children reach a certain age, Deneb transforms them into Pumpkinheads. Sometimes babies are smuggled out in their infancy, but Pumpkinheads do not often reproduce sexually (although it is possible) so this cycle is necessary to produce them steadily.