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The following information is based on events in * Interview for a Wizard and The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers and contain spoilers.

The binding hex[1] (Ligo for binding; Finio for unbinding) is a hex that when cast on someone, magically forces the victim's arms behind their back and binds their hands together, and forces their legs together and binds them together. The binding hex is widely used by agents of the DMCI and MBI to handcuff criminals.[1][2]

Although the binding hex can be terminated with the incantion Finio, Libero also works.[3]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Beifar Mahgo
2006 (possibly) He cast the binding hex on Lord Alex's driver during their brief duel outsie of the building of Lord Alex Distribution Inc. in downtown Atlanta.[1]
2006 (possibly) He cast it on Mily Breezy during their altercation at her cottage, ending the duel.[1]
2006 (possibly) Annual Mount Dora Halloween Festival, on the Saturday before that year's Halloween (Sunday) He cast it on Mily Breezy at the Mount Dora Halloween Festival to once again incarcerate her, after having just freed her so she could tell him where Raven Claw was at the festival.[1]
2006 (possibly) Halloween (a Sunday) He cast it on Raven Claw on top of the Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World in Florida to incarcerate him, after having loosened his focus by bringing up the fact that he killed his brother, Nicholas Fidgewidge. ALthough that was not true.[1]
2007 (possibly) He cast it on a security guard at the DMCI headquarters in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City to prevent him incarcerating him or harming his son, Brendan Mahgo. This was just after Beifar was found standing over Chief Bastian Semisecret's dead body, and the guard could have believed Beifar to be the killer, although it was really Celina Bane.[2]
2007 (possibly) Halloween He cast it on Celina Bane to incarcerate her, after witnessing the initiation of Lord Alex into the Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers's Circle of Seven Sorcerers, and after Bane attempted to murder Beifar with her fear spell, which had no effect as he had nothing to be afraid of at the moment since his sons had accepted him for who he was.[2]

Known practitioners


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Ligo is a Latin verb which means: tie, bind.

Finio is another Latin verb which means: finish, terminate.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Areces, J.A.. Interview for a Wizard. Areces Miami, Florida. February 22, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Areces, J.A.. The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers. Areces Miami, Florida. October 31, 2017.
  3. Areces, J.A.. The Sorcerer's Secret. Areces Miami, Florida. March 1, 2021.