[tab][/tab]After years of leading a nomadic existence from covenant to covenant two Criamon Magi, Anastaj the Vlach and Christoforos of Meteora, decide to create a new place for them in the mountains of Pindus. The Order in the Theban Tribunal though views this move with suspicion and tries to postpone it by putting additional conditions in their petition, to get more time to investigate both the site and their patron. However the pair are more adept in political maneuvering than expected, taking in stride these conditions and getting permission to build their tower. This makes the Order members more suspicious and worried.
[tab][/tab] Now Anastaj is seeking new blood from outside the Tribunal, magi fresh out of their Gauntlet, to flesh out this new covenant. Anastaj is a competent, likeable old man, who knows how to talk to people. He will cajole, intrigue and charm, never promising more than he should or lie, but he is not above bribing Parens to influence their former apprentices. To find people to join, he travels the nearby Tribunals during a pre-Grand Tribunal year, especially talking to Redcaps and showing off one of the treasures of their site; a prefect red apple worth 10 pawns of Mentem vis. And Christoforos has been smoothing roughed feathers back home, making sure their new covenant gets a fighting chance.
[tab][/tab] It is 1215 AD, the year of the grand tribunal, the year the ruler of the Despotate was assassinated, one year since the last regional Tribunal. And as the foreign magi start arriving at their new home, word comes from the east: while traveling from Thessaloniki, Christoforos' party was embroiled in a skirmish and the Criamon was slain....
(EDIT) Character creation rules moved to the main thread