The “Deling City sorceresses trials” were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of sorcery in Deling City. The trials resulted in the executions of fourteen women, and all but one by hanging. Five others died in prison.
The episode is one of the Deling City’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.
According to an old man in Balamb Town,
“The Deling City sorceresses was the rock on which the Hyne theocracy shattered.”
To commemorate the victims, Galbadia dedicated a memorial at the Lunatic Pandora. The Deling City legislature passed an act exonerating all of those convicted, including some persons left out of earlier actions. Deling revoked Sorceresses citizen status after Sorceress Edea killed the Deling City president in a parade commemorating the anniversary.