ArM5 Game: Oppidum of Héviz (2-3 players)

Ok, will watch the topic then. :slight_smile:

I will be rebooting this campaign and am looking for 2 more players. I do not plan on starting new storylines until after the holidays.
Campaign Title: Oppidum of Héviz
System: Ars Magica, 5th Edition
Players Wanted: 2-3 Players
Posting Rate: 2-4 times a week Not strict
Special Rules: Current rules and future rules, as appropriate. If I'm missing a sourcebook, I'll get it, eventually.
Advancement Rules: See below
Starting year 1260

Campaign Description: The Order has seen some changes in the past 40 years. For some Houses, it will seem very much the same but other Houses have been shaken. This will be a new Covenant location in the Transylvania Tribunal. The Oppidum has been set up as a research post. Some are studying the Dark Fairies of the area and others delving into the mystery of the magical hot springs.

On the heels of the Ruins of Bibracte saga. I will use the same meta-story that Jonathan.Link used but advance it. You do not have to be familiar with the meta-story but some characters will have more knowledge what has happened than others.
The Oppidum allows magi to come and go so a changing cast is not unheard of ( especially for PbP). They are located in the geothermal lake Gyogy-To ( pg 8 AtD). It’s location is on the Map on pg 36 AtD and is marked Héviz on the southern end of Lake Balaton.

Magi or Maga should be about 30 years post gauntlet, with tweaks to the standard post gauntlet rules of 40 xp per year (10 per season). Which means item creation shouldn't impact the advancement quite as much as the standard rules. Virtues such as Book Learner, Apt Student, Elemantalist and Secondary Insight should be discussed amongst the troupe to determine how they wish to treat them during development. More than 4 players will stretch out the seasons of service, of course. Slower players may be relegated to less busy seasons. Troupe discussion will determine how that plays out.

Interested. I was hesitant because the Transsylvania book is one of the few I do not have (yet), but I like both of the House rules you posted on your forum.
Not sure about a concept yet.

One character is a Flambeau Hoplite who specializes in counter magic. Another is a Merinita who is an expert in the Dark Fae. I think we will have a Bjornaer added as well.

The Covenant is meant to do research but there can be other reasons to have a character there.

Change of heart. 30pg is too complicated for me.

I'd like to take a shot at this. I'll make an Ex misc from a shapeshifter tradition, a Rego Mentem and Animal specialist who has a penchant for giving magical commands and controlling his own magic. I have a first draft at apprenticeship already but I'm not entirely happy with it so I'll post it after I've modified some things.

Look over the setting and make sure to think how he would fit into Transylvania.

Probably interested, I'll give It a try this weekend.

When making characters, you can post up to gauntlet characters here to check on approval. Or you can make a thread in our game forum for the character. Since they can be 30 years post gauntlet, please do them in 10 year increments so I can see the advancement.

Sorry It takes way more time than expected, I try not to overlap existing concept but I can't find anything satisfying yet.

nothing is really starting until after the holidays. no rush. If you want to do something simple, make a Tremere.

I'm almost finished, maybe tomorrow : A gentle gifted Tremere focusing on In Pe Vi and Ig

Are spells from books other than core allowed as initial picks ? (orb of darkness from MoH)

post gauntlet is fine. I do not mind Wizard Grimoire spells either.

Have a look at the other characters. There is a PeVi Flambeau that is a hoplite for the Tribunal. I'm guessing you are looking more at a darkness/cold focus.

Her focus is counterspells, which often applies to PeVi effects, but could apply to other effects, depending upon the circumstances. She's not especially proficient with Perdo or Vim, though.

Indeed : cold as base damage dealing capability, darkness with heat vision (InIg) , magic detection.

I'll probably develop unravelings and PeVi might stripper along the way (because there isn't anything else really useful vs incorporeal target), but counter spell isn't my focus at all :wink:

Damasus Ex Tremere

Characteristics: Int +2, Per 0, Pre +2, Com 0, Str 0, Sta +1, Dex 0, Qik 0

Size: 0
Age: 25 (25), Height: 165 cm, Weight: 65 kg, Gender: Male
Decrepitude: 0
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Confidence: 1 (3)

Virtues and Flaws: The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Tremere certamen focus *, Minor Magical Focus (Detecting magic), Puissant Penetration, Gentle Gift, Affinity with Intellego, Affinity with Vim, Subtle Magic, Quiet Magic (×2), Optimistic, Ambitious, Favors (Juturnus of Tremere), Weak Magic Resistance (Intense Heat)

Dodge: Init: +0, Attack , Defense +1, Damage
Fist: Init: +0, Attack +1, Defense +1, Damage +0
Kick: Init: 1, Attack +1, Defense +0, Damage +3
Soak: +1
Fatigue levels: OK, 0, 1, 3, 5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: 1 (1 5), 3 (6 10), 5 (11 15), Incapacitated (16 20), Dead (21+)

Abilities: Kipchak 5 (trading), Charm 2(first impression), Guile 2 (fast talk), Awareness 2(alertness), Ride 2(speed), Concentration 2(spell concentration), Brawl 1(dodging), Intrigue 2(plotting), Stealth 1(shadowing), Swim 1(underwater maneuvering), Bargain 1(virtus), Etiquette 1(magus), Leadership 1(inspiration), Latin 4(hermetic terms), Artes Liberales 1(astology), Magic Theory 4 (inventing spells), Parma Magica 1(mentem), Penetration 1+2(ignem), Code of Hermes 1(tribunal procedure), Order of Hermes Lore 1 (politics), Scribe 1(clear)

Arts: In 8 Vi 7(+1xp) Pe 8 Ig 7 Co 2

Equipment : wizardry robe.
Encumbrance: 0 (0)

Spells Known:
Vision of Heat's Light (InIg 20)
Well Without Light (PeIg 25)
Whispering Winds (InAu 15)
Whispers Through the Black Gate (InCo(Me) 15)
Sense of the Lingering Magic (InVi 30) *
Demon's Eternal Oblivion (PeVi 5)
Touch of the Goose Feather (PeCo 5)
Cloak of the Duck's Feathers (ReAq 5)

*focus apply

Note: there isn't a single cold damaging spell at less than lvl 30 so I dropped It for later...

+10 years

skills : 120 xp
parma 3 (30xp)
penetration 3+2 (30xp)
artes liberales 3 (30xp)
Latin 5 (25xp)
Area lore (tribunal) 1 (5xp)

arts : 225
In 15 (56xp)
Vi 15 (60xp)
Pe 13 (55xp)
Ig 12 (50xp)
Im 1 (1xp)
Co 3 (3xp)

Spells : 55 xp
Sight of active magic (InVi 40)*
Voice of shivering PeIg15 (cold damage +5 : base 5 +2 voice)

+10 years

I'd like to purchase a longevity ritual at 35 before doing aging roll using the virtus I gained could you let me know the bonus I get ?
this is without ritual
1d10+3=6, 1d10+3=4, 1d10+3=8, 1d10+3=4, 1d10+3=12
1d10+4=13, 1d10+4=6, 1d10+4=11, 1d10+4=9

Skills : 150 xp
parma 4 (20xp)
penetration 4+2 (20xp)
artes liberales 4 (20xp)
finesse 1 (5xp)
charm 3 (15xp)
guile 3 (15xp)
Awareness 3 (15xp)
Code of Hermes 2 (10xp)
Area lore (tribunal) 2 (10xp)
magic lore (creatures) 2 (15xp)
Folk keen (magi) 1 (5xp)

Arts : 200 xp
Mu 5 (15xp)
Re 5(15xp)
Cr 5 (15xp)
Im 5 (15xp)
Pe 15 (29 xp)
Ig 15 (42 xp)
In 18 (34xp)
Vi 18 (34 xp)
Te 1 (1xp)
Me 1 (1xp)

Spells : 50xp
Discern the images of truth and falsehood InIm 25
Silencing gaze (like silence of the smothered sound with range eye) PeIm15
Dreadful bane of the fae PeVi 5
Sap the griffon's strength PeVi 5

+10 years
Still without ritual
1d10+5=14, 1d10+5=6, 1d10+5=10, 1d10+5=12, 1d10+5=11, 1d10+5=6
1d10+6=15, 1d10+6=10, 1d10+6=7, 1d10+6=8, 1d10+6=8

Arts : 63 xp
Me 5 (14xp)
Re 10 (40xp)
Co 5 (9xp)

Skills : 130 xp
Craft (wax statue) 3 (30xp)
parma 5 (25xp)
penetration 5+2 (25xp)
folk keen 2 (10xp)
faery lore 2 (15xp)
finesse 2 (15 xp)
Spell mastery : chilling hand 2 (15xp) : multicast 2

Spells : 207 xp
Words of unbroken silence (CrMe 10)
Disguise of new visage (MuCo 15)
Orb of darkness (PeIg 20)
Summoning the distant image (InIm 25)
Peering into the mortal mind (InMe 30)
The inexorable search (InCo 25)
Concergence of birth (InCo 10)
The Minute of Reckoning (ReVi 15)
Unraveling the fabric of vim (PeVi 5)
Wizard's icy grip (PeIg 30)
Break the Weak Shield (PeVi 5)
Chilling hand (+5 cold damage base 5 +1 touch) (PeIg 10)
Sense of magical power (InVi 2)
Image of the beast (InAn 5)

You can make a character thread in the game forum for him.

you get 2p/year out of gauntlet. I need to find my formula for what can be purchased for LR. You can get a pretty good one by the time you are done.

It is in the House rules but...

Buying a LR. (Normal vis cost you would pay) + (1 per mag up to 10) + 2 per mag from 11 to 15) +(3 per mag from 16-20) + 1 season
Example 35 year old Magus gets a 15th mag LR would be 7 + 10 + 10 or 27 pawns of vis + 1 season
A Magus with Waster of Vis would only add to the normal cost, not to the cost for the magnitudes of the ritual.
Magus with difficult LR pays the same for 1/2 the magnitude of effect.