Dorana listens to Konrad's reply, letting him finish before she reacts.
"I can understand your frustration somewhat, but I believe you may not understand the status of peregrinator as well as you believe you do. And, as I mentioned to you, there is the political factor to consider."
"Yes, a peregrinator pays a fee of three pawns of vis for each year of her stay, which can be between three and seven years. But during that time, she does not have to provide any additional service to the covenant. Furthermore, you would have access to the chapter house's resources, as well as those from Fengheld that can be made availble at the chapter house. For example, I recently received news that the chapter house will soon have three laboratories completed. As a peregrinator, we could make such a laboratory available to you, without you having to set it up yourself."
Her mouth tightens a bit as she continues with her second point, "It is unfortunate that other members of the council are currently resisting the addition of more members to Fengheld's ranks, but it is a fact that we have in the last year added as many members as we did in the last decade. We also turned away some of the candidates. Trying to force the issue by petitioning the council as a whole for admission as a member might still succeed, if you are bent on that path. But it may very well come at a price, with one or more of the senior magi resenting you for it. On the other hand, if we give those same members three or four years to settle down, it may be possible to introduce you as a probationary member without evoking such a strong reaction."
She shrugs, "In the end, it is your choice. If you still wish to seek probationary membership right away, I will introduce the motion at the next council meeting next month. Should it fail, you could still stay as a peregrinator, but I suspect that you will have to wait the full seven years before they feel comfortable enough as add you as a member. Or you could ask for peregrinator status for now, and it will give me three years to convince them that you would make a good member."
(OOC: I am aware that it may seem a little bit unfair to your magus, but I figured it made sense from Fengheld's perspective. I'll make sure that your magus isn't penalized if he accepts the peregrinator status. There is a small plot device at work there. The situation certainly won't please the other magi at the chapter house, as this isn't what they expected. )
(Also OOC: By the way, your character has the virtue Personal Vis Source, so he will have the vis if he is ready to spend it. He would arrive at Fengheld with a year's harvest of his source. Note that it isn't detailed yet, so we should probably establish its nature.)