This is the general thread for spitballing your apprentice characters.
I'd like to line stub them out and then send off magi to search for them as their first story.
Be mindful of what virtues and flaws you choose, they should be close to equal at saga start. Educated is not necessary, as the school will provide instruction in Latin and Artes Liberales. You should pick one Hermetic Flaw as an Inherited Flaw, this will awaken whenever your first Art is opened. This flaw will also reduce the SQ necessary to learn the first Hermetic Virtue, so a major one has a good benefit. You can select any Inherited Virtues you like, until they have manifested they do not count against the SQ necessary to learn a virtue.
Characters can learn any virtue, by saving enough experience points in that virtue to meet the necessary SQ. If notHogwarts offers 30 xp per term, characters can shave XP from some of their classes and divert them into a Tracking Ability for the virtue they'd like. Players can identify the virtue that they would like to learn, and can shave off up to half the experience points taught to go for a virtue that teacher has. Certain virtues are well represented at notHogwarts, Flawless Magic, for example, and since multiple teachers have it, this process can be repeated for each teacher. Acquiring virtues comes at the expense of knowledge, so it is possible that someone can be extremely gifted with virtues, but know very little. Virtues will be capped at 10 points, but as play progresses, virtues and flaws do not have to balance. Of course, taking additional flaws, reduces the SQ for acquiring a virtue.
[tableborder][tr][td]First Year Course[/td][td]Est XP[/td][td]Ability or Art[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magia Theoria[/td][td]5[/td][td]Magic Theory, Compulsory[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]De Architectura[/td][td]5[/td][td]Corpus, Imaginem, Mentem[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Elementa[/td][td]5[/td][td]The four elemental forms[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Flora et Fauna[/td][td]5[/td][td]Animal and Herbam[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]History of the Order of Hermes[/td][td]5[/td][td]OoH, CoH, Magic, Faerie Lore[/td][/tr]
From the above list, if Darco Nalloy were to learn Flawless Magic, for example, he could acquire 4 experience points per term towards the necessary SQ, because both Fiona and Kaltheus have the virtue. He could do this each term, and in just over 5 terms acquire enough experience points to earn the virtue (assuming no other Hermetic Virtues or Flaws). If you choose to acquire a flaw to lower the SQ, it has to be a flaw one of the teachers possess. This applies to Hermetic virtues and flaws, only.