Since I've already given Ravenscroft/Serrano the option to tweak things, and want to do some tweaking myself, I'll rule that people are allowed to refine their characters and personal build point expenditures up until we start the first council meeting. Don't change your character concept too much (I am personally debating if that means I can or cannot change Viscaria's craft skills).
(While we're talking about tweaking...Hey, Ravenscroft, do you want to change one of your Death of Vermin to attract outdoor pests? Things that destroy crops, for example?)
If there's a lab or they're habitable, the ruins of Salamandrus's Wizards Tower would be great: In the regio, covered by the future aegis, yet afar and letting him wander if he wants to
And if he stays long enough, his simple presence will make the place cold enough
Nothing so extreme Hiems is great as he is
It's just that, for a long time, I've fantasized about hold in Ars, like in Amber, Dying Earth or, now that I think of it, D&D. But there wasn't much point in it. But with Hiems tradition, there's one! So these would be relatively common among them. His parens talisman is enchanted with such effects, so he gave an old ring of his to hiems.
Basically, this stores a spell up to moon duration. Not very useful to an average magus, but Hiems, if preparing in advance, can ritually spont a spell, put enough fatigue in it, and thus have, say, a lvl 15-20 spell on hold if need be. That rewards planning and is awesome IMO to have a wizard prepare effects in advance. And it is useful, too, working as a one-use magical effect.
I wanted to do this, but I forgot
I guess we could trade if we had to , but i figured these things would get used for the Covenant also.
When choosing items , i was trying to think would would be most useful for travellers , hence so many vermin traps.
Setting up campsites is easier , especially digging latrine pits , if the ground is softened by being ploughed first.
Backstory is that items were acquired in trade/payment for the work Serrano would have done at various Covenants.
I hadnt considered detailed backstories for each item to be honest.
I'm being picky again , but i don't think it is possible for a bird foot to do this.
If you can get the raptor (kestrel) claw through the ring , then the ring is too large to easily stay on the bird leg methinks.
I just lost my post in response to Jaime , don't feel like retyping it right now.
Basically , Serrano is going on a religous retreat , until just before next Tribunal.
After said Tribunal , then Phoenix Covenant can have his vote , if they still want it.
If the period as a Probationary Member , proves to be Hermetically Momentary or rescinded ,
then a shorter retreat seems likely.
Yeah, Jaime wants all the votes in his pocket before he starts beating the bushes, and he has a high Code of Hermes skill. Play it out when you get a chance.
You want to go help out the new monastery? Installing your Dependants there would be cool, from an ASG perspective. Or shall I find a couple more examples and let you Serrano choose between, say, three?
Oh, though I will point out that with everything that is going to happen in the first few seasons, plot wise, and based on the post-rate we've been having, having Serrano do anything but join the covenant is essentially going to mean stepping out of the game for months.
Oh, don't worry. Depending on jamie's reaction to Amos's version of events, or a better clarification of what's going on, I'll certamen again for Serrano to join as a full member. I'm sure to be brought up on charges of abuse thru certain, but being censured and fined will be miles better than getting reamed out by an archmagus.
Ok , i know i have not been quick in reposting my revised character sheet , But Serrano does have Brave +03.
I certainly don't have any intention of stepping out of the game for several months , if given a choice.
Serrano has no social skills and will simply fail all rolls involving them , some gaining 3 extra botch dice for not having the skill.
(Unless he lucks out on a stress roll)
Having someone with a Major Flaw of Fury is bound to cause friction somehow , someway with the other characters.
(i definitely don't consider it a personal attack , in case anyone thought so)
Because there isn't any
He's a standard ex misc, so he comes from some Ex Misc tradition. As written (IIRC) in his background, his tradition virtues are Life Boost and Strong Faerie blood: They use the magic of their faerie nature to power their spells with extra might. By the same token, a sizeable percentage of them (all proportions guarded, Hiems and Goliath may be about the only ones left) has Life-Linked Spontaneous Magic, taping into that same essence to power "on-the-fly" effects.
And yes, it's a ReVi container
Hiems will make some effort to find serrano and sort things out.
If he doesn't, though, he'll just let it go after a while. It's not like he knows the man, it's just that this feels a stupid waste. Hiems may not be great as Code of Hermes, but he knows enough to understand there was a tragic misunderstanding. And, well, he doesn't wish anybody to be ostracized and alone (Yes, this is coherent with him searching to avoid people ).
So, you tell me if he finds serrano of not.
IMO, that's solve everything without any possible ambiguity.
Just out of curiosity, do we have craftsmen/workers who can make something out of the "ruined buildings of queer design, made from stone" in the regio area? I'm toying with the idea of having them either build her a place in the regio, or having a lab on the Left Side and a cottage on the Right Side.