I just discovered a supplement for a generic Spanish RPG system called Rapido y Facil (Fast & Easy) that is called "... and their humble servants". The supplement deals with this situation:
Imagine the legends of king Arthur and the round table. Now make the legends the work of bards. The REAL knights were basically sociopaths brought together by Arthur to keep in range the supernatural AND SPECIALLY all the mercenaries and other bad guys that were left roaming Britain after the wars where he imposed his own candidature for kingship. After the war the land was quite troubled by bands of bandits and robbers, and he selected the most efficient murderers around to act as a roaming police force to deal with such treats. Their only real virtue was that they were good at mass murder.
Now, you do NOT interpret one of those sociopaths. The sociopath is just a story-guide tool. You interpret one of the SERVANTS that trail behind one of those crazy dudes and try to 1) survive and 2) make him achieve his targets (read: not get himself killed) while enduring his constant abuse and lack of gratitude towards you. The characters you can represents are warriors, pages, bards, "dames in distress" AKA "not so pure women", druids, monks and other dudes of that aspect.
I liked the concept and automatically it did strike me that this could also work wonders for the Order of Hermes. It is basically another way of playing grogs using the magi as plot devices. How to deal with enraged villagers when your sociopathic flambeau casually murders some of their livestock as target practice (and preventing him from causing a massacre of innocents) and stuff like that have a lot of potential.
It is not Monty Python (explicitly stated in the original book). It can be deadly serious if you want to. Or hilarious, your choice
I just thought the concept of using a magus as a NPC character and the grogs as the "heroes" of the adventure can be fun sometimes, specially since it can allow the paradigmatic "lab only" magus of the alpha SG to see the playing field more often
Hope you enjoy the idea