The Accords are peace negotiations signed between the Downworlders and the Clave. The Accords acts as amendments to the Covenant agreed to be taken as the law of the land by all of the Shadow World, a treaty that ordains how Shadowhunters and Downworlders interact with mundanes and one another, as well as each group's rights, responsibilities, and restrictions; stating that as long as the rules are not broken, they can live in peace without bother and may even provide each other help when the need ever rises. With the Accords, the existence of the Shadow World is kept in secrecy from mundanes.
The Accords are signed again every fifteen years to keep the magic potent. Although the Accords keep the two parties in good enough terms to avoid slaughter between them, hostility is quite unavoidable. They are signed in the Accords Hall in Idris.
The year 1857 in London, Ralf Scott formed the idea of the Accords and together with his fellow Downwolders arranged a meeting with the Shadowhunters in order to discuss the terms. Unfortunately this first attempt was fruitless.
Years later, Scott's dream became true with the Shadowhunters and Downworlders signing the first Accords, an act which has since been repeated every fifteen years for the past one and half centuries.
However due to the fact that some Downworlders and Shadowhunters remain displeased with its terms, attempts have been made to sabotage the Accords. The most notable being the Circle's.
Known participants Edit
First attempt Edit