Atys ex Flambeau
Characteristics: Int +3, Per 0, Pre +2, Com +1, Str 0, Sta +1, Dex 0, Qik -1
Age: 26 (26), Height: 5'10'', Weight: 168 lbs, Gender: Male
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Confidence: 1 (3)
Virtues and Flaws: Book Learner (Book Quality: +3), Cautious Sorcerer (Bonus: Three fewer botch dice casting spells or in lab), Cautious with Finesse, Common Sense, Educated (50/50), Elemental Magic, The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Improved Characteristics, Puissant Perdo*, School of Apromor, Skilled Parens, Deficient Form (Animal), Driven (Expanding the Order), Overconfident, Restriction (Cannot affect birds), Susceptibility to Divine Power, Visions
Personality Traits: Arrogant +2, Calculating +2, Compassionate +1
Dodge: Init: -1, Attack --, Defense -1, Damage --
Fist: Init: -1, Attack +0, Defense -1, Damage +0
Kick: Init: -2, Attack +0, Defense -2, Damage +3
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: Area Lore: Maghreb 3, Area Lore: Normandy 3, Artes Liberales 3, Athletics 1, Charm 1, Concentration 2, Finesse 3, Folk Ken 3, Guile 1, Intrigue 3, Latin 5, Leadership 2, Magic Lore 1, Magic Theory 2, Norman French 5, Order of Hermes Lore 2, Parma Magica 1, Penetration 3, Philosophiae 1, Survival 1
Arts: Cr 7, In 0, Mu 0, Pe 8+3, Re 2, An 0, Aq 0, Au 0, Co 4, He 0, Ig 8, Im 5, Me 0, Te 3, Vi 1
Encumbrance: 0 (0)
Pilum of Fire (CrIg 20) +16
Palm of Flame (CrIg 5) +16
Spasms of the Uncontrolled Hand (ReCo 5) +7
The Wound that Weeps (PeCo 15) +16
Bind Wound (CrCo 10) +12
Pit of the Gaping Earth (PeTe 15) +15
Winter's Icy Touch (PeIg 10) +20
Aura of Ennobled Presence (MuIm 10) +6
Wizard's Sidestep (ReIm 10) +8
Veil of Invisibility (PeIm 20) +17
Atys came from a rich family near Paris. When his Gift began manifesting, his parents protected him from the outside world by keeping him on the family estate (mostly in the library) and hiring tutors. They believed that he needed to be literate. A year after his Gift was manifesting, Atys's mother had another son. As the younger, ungifted brother grew, Atys's parents steered more of their attention to the younger brother. Atys was suffering from benign neglect and longed to interact more with the outside world. At the same time, his new tutor, Luc was taking a keen interest in the boy. Luc was the gently gifted Luc ex Jerbiton and offered to take Atys under his wing travelling. The parents were easy to convince and Luc and Atys traveled Normandy.
Their travels were noteworthy, especially in exposing Atys to social interactions. Eventually, Luc took Atys to apprentice under a Confluensis Flambeau. Hopefully, to make Atys a hoplite.
As Atys finished his apprenticeship, another Flambeau magus arrived at Confluensis. This magus had more experience and had a harder personality. Seeing a possible repeat of the experience with his younger brother, he was nervous. Atys spent much time in the Confluensis library and became concerned about the external threats to the Order. He studied tactics and leading men into combat. Believing that hoplites were too focused on the internal issues in the Order, often functioned alone, and were not at all able to find diplomatic solutions, he decided that was not the path for him. The threats to the Order require complicated solutions. Securing the borders seemed like the way to secure the Order
The solution came in a dream and he headed to the desert.
"My calling came in a dream. I was walking, at first aimlessly, away from the magi squabbling in their towers while darkness encroached. A phoenix appeared and it lit the path forward. I walked over mountains, I walked through cities. It followed me the whole way.
I did not tire. Suddenly, I realized that I was burning. I turned to the phoenix and scremed at it, "You are my protector. Why do you hurt me?" But it was gone. I was screaming at the sun and my eyes were watering. The heat was from the the desert. As I scanned my new environs, the phoenix was gone. But now the darkness was free to approach again."