The character isn't complete however I have what amounts to a life story so far!
Life Story: Cecilio Jr. was lucky for a child born with the Gift, her mother was a Maga herself and her father was… actually she was never clear on that. Probably one of the covenfolk. This did however mean that she was apprenticed early, and had in some ways an easy apprenticeship. And despite what the Tytalus think learning to work spells like other girls learn to cook makes for a very skilled maga.
Cecilio Sr.’s research focused on Faerie and working with members of House Merinita to integrate Faerie into Magic. The focus was less on the banal aspects like bringing Faerie Magic to the other Houses, and more on “integrating the two realms as one”. The important thing is that when Cecilio Jr. got farther along in her apprenticeship her mother brought her along on expeditions to Faerie places, and introduced her to the Faerie Queen of Ice, Blood and Sand, who took an immediate liking to the younger Cecilio. She has been hosted at the court more than once since then. Faerie being what they are “hosting” inevitably entails some epic tales, but she made it out unharmed thus far. In fact, at her post-gauntlet party the Queen halted the signs of aging, both in appearance and in health but unfortunately was not able to stop the march towards death.
Cecilio had always focused on the healing arts and when she got wind of a plague she travelled out to make use of her magic to assist, planning on posing as a physician of sorts. Due to the Gift nobody ever said it was a very good plan. However she was able to win over the villagers by more or less causing an immediate turn around in the health of the victims. Which would have been great if the plague was a natural one and not the direct work of demons. When the plague was finally defeated Cecilio took her leave to return to her covenant (technically just the place she was staying), when she finally exited the divine aura the demons swiftly pounced. She would have died had the wolf (later named Purity by her) not saved her. Cecilio wasn’t conscious when she got saved, but the demons were thoroughly eliminated.
Cecilio came to in a wolf den, which would have been utterly terrifying had she more energy. Especially since the wolves eyes glowed like fire. The wolf who saved her explained in broken German what had happened, and that she would nurse Cecilio back to health. Purity essentially treated her like one of her cubs for the next couple seasons. Cecilio healed well, better than well taking upon some of the traits of the wolves that raised her. Their ears, a tail, silver fur and most beneficially their sense of smell. When Cecilio was recovered and the cubs ready to strike out on their own Purity decided to follow Cecilio to the Order.
First Adventure End
After returning to her home everyone was very relieved she was alive and unhurt. Her next project was brushing up on Ignem and binding Purity as her familiar. The next year was spent giving Purity a crash course in Latin, and Magic Theory in order to complete their first lab project together.
Purity insisted that she teach Cecilio some about surviving in the wilds as she learned how to survive in the Order. This paired nicely with the magi who were actually members of her mother’s covenant getting impatient with Cecilio not moving along. The pair lived in the wilds for the better part of a year which was not actually that rough.
When Purity considered Cecilio passable they moved to another covenant to be guests. Her next three years was spent in large part learning how obnoxious the Rhine could be in regards to treatment of younger magi. They seemed nice enough at first. They even offered her a copy of the book she would write for them as payment to stay at the covenant. A sampling of the stuff she had to put up with:
An elder magus disputing her find of Vis via certamen. She sniffed out a regio on her way to harvest his Vis source, harvested and delivered his Vis and returned to figure out a way in and find vis within. She lost the Certamen.
A particularly rotund Maga ate all the honey she ordered for a lab project, except one jar which broke when a careless servant, while taking the honey to the rotund Maga, dropped it on some of the Maga’s lab supplies. The complaint to the Quaesitor’s resulted in a Certamen to decide who was wronged. (Cecilio lost.)
The book which she was supposed to have a copy of within 1 year per her contract was delayed a full two years beyond that.
One of the Archmagi rifled through her guest lab nearly wrecking a project of hers. It was deemed not a problem because it wasn’t her official sanctum.
The point is as soon as she got her copy, she was eager to set out to just about any place that wasn’t the Rhine.