I am about to launch a plot line in my saga to reflect tensions in the Provencal Tribunal, and involve my covenant's quaesitor.
A mage of Tytalus, Obnitius Mulinus, leader of Pugnacio covenant, my creation, challenges Joia de Lua to certamen, demanding that she
- Turn out all Cathars in Jardin
- Never again give shelter to heretics of any kind
- Personally reject Cathar heresy, all heresy, and all other minions of Satan
This is intended to be rejected - he believes that it goes too far for her to accept, and even beyond the Code. Once that challenge is rejected, having made a public show of attempting to resolve differences he will declare Wizard's War on the 'protector of heretics and Infernal servants'. He has copied the three quaesitors of the Tribunal in this matter, including Domitiana, quaesitor in residence in my saga. This all part of a larger plan, but:
How might Joia react, contrary to Obnitius' expectations?
She might accept, for example, with an even more outrageous set of demands for him. She might declare Wizard's War on him, citing his challenge. She might negotiate, dithering and delaying for months or years. What else?
What might the other two quaesitores offer for legal advice?
They should argue that demanding a blanket ejection of covenant servants for mundane reasons is invalid, and that magi cannot be expected to put their covenant's resources up to a personal challenge, and that the demands are too numerous. Other thoughts?