Ancel of House Bonisagus, magus Trianomae and Seeker

It would be awesome if you sketch them out!

Adjustments as followup to the Flipping the classroom thread:

  • Decreased Charm, Intrigue, Code of Hermes by 5 xp each
  • Increased Faerie Lore by 15 xp

Here's my (first) take on the lab using the 80 points you mentioned in character dev thread. I've also kept it under +4 Upkeep, per the House Rules discussion thread.

Ancel's Sanctum

Due to a combination of extensive travels, meetings with magi both Hermetic and not, Ancel's sanctum focuses a bit less on the laboratory and more on impressing his stature and affluence. The lab has seen extensive renovations with some of the finest furnishings available in Europe and beyond. It conveys both a sense of comfort and power to visitors he hopes to influence (Opulent) while at the same time catering to some of his personal magical style. He has also taught non-Hermetics and lately his apprentice (Gallery). In recent years, he's installed a separate antechamber for experimentation purposes. By having it in a different section, he hopes to limit any potential runaway magics from affecting the rest of his lab. The separation is noticeable, as are the precautions taken to fortify it (Greater Feature - Antechamber, Lesser Expansion). Scattered around are minor magical enchantments which keep the sanctum well-lit and at a comfortable temperature (Magical Heating, Magical Lighting).

[td]Greater Feature (Antechamber)[/td]
[td]+3 Aesthetics, +3 Experimentation[/td][/tr]
[td]+1 Safety, +1 Aesthetics, +1 Teaching[/td][/tr]
[td]+1 Safety, +1 Aesthetics[/td][/tr]
[td]+1 Upkeep, +1 Health, +2 Aesthetics, +1 Teaching[/td][/tr]
[td]Lesser Expansion[/td]
[td]+1 General Quality, +2 Upkeep, +1 Experimentation[/td][/tr]
[td]Magical Heating[/td]
[td]+1 Health, +1 Aesthetics, +1 Ignem[/td][/tr]
[td]Magical Lighting[/td]
[td]+1 Aesthetics, +1 Texts, +1 Imaginem[/td][/tr][/table]
Characteristics: General Quality +1, Upkeep +3, Safety +3, Warping +0, Health +2, Aesthetics +8

Specializations: Teaching +2, Experimentation +4, Ignem +1, Imaginem +1

Reputation: Affluent Magus 3 (40 xp)

[size=150]Ancel 1268-1270[/size]

The above assumes that advancement is using normal rules for advancement (mostly Exposure in this case).

For the three years after arriving at the school, Ancel begins setting his agenda. First, comes learning the new Hermetic Instruction skill that Elizabeth has developed, then getting that out to his fellow Masters. He has one Tribunal to attend in 1270, but the rest of the time available will be cramming his apprentice for her Gauntlet (which will occur Autumn 1270, with her final Parma Magica training taking place in Winter 1270) interspersed with the beginnings of his Original Research.

Ancel will take the offer to have his lab transported via spell.

From earlier postings discussing this with the Troupe, it sounds like Subtle Opening would be a good one to tackle. Starting now also allows him to leverage his apprentice's relatively advanced state while still here. Referencing this posting: