Giant Monsters and Magical Girls
Dartannia is proud and dedicated kingdom. It has weathered many battles and seen many events. As Dartannia watched the kingdom of Fiore to the south struggle as it began to delve into magic, the king did not want such discoveries to lead his own kingdom into chaos. He therefore issued a unique new law: That no wizard in Dartannia could practice magic except in the service of the king. In order to enforce this law, (and give existing wizards an outlet), he also ordered the creation of the Holy Knights: an elite league of magic wielding knights, all loyal to the king, charged with the duty of defending Dartannia and its subjects, and enforcing its laws.
Later, when the Magic Council of Fiore was established, the laws pertaining to magic became more lenient, allowing wizards to aid Dartannia’s subjects in requested (and locally approved) services. It even allowed a handful of Guilds to be created, albiet under the supervision of the holy knights. Though the order of Holy knights has never faltered in its loyalty, it has seen its share of treason. At one point, rumors had it that a group of knights attempted to overthrow the order and the kingdom. This rebellion though, was promptly squashed by the Holy Knights, and the traitors killed or driven out of the kingdom. Today, the Holy knights continue their charge defending the Royal family as agents of justice.