A bit over a week after the Summer Solstice, Renatus comes back from Fengheld, bearing the magi's yearly vis as well as news. Upon his arrival, he calls for a meeting of the chapter house's council.
"Sodalis, I bring back the surplus raw vis that was allocated to each of you." He hands out two pawns of Aquam vis to Renatus Ibis, while Ludovicus gets one pawn of Vim and one pawn of Auram.
"I also have with me the lab text for the spell True Sight of the Air . Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that there was a lab text for an enchanted item that would satisfy our need. The request for an item crafted with that effect has been recorded, but it is not considered a high priority for the covenant. So it may be a few years before it is commissioned. Our only Auram specialist at the moment is Mistress Dorana, and she was unwilling to spend one of her seasons crafting it for us. I have been authorized to offer recompense of five pawns of vis if one of you want to undertake the task, with the vis for the enchantment being provided by the covenant."
"Speaking of Dorana, she mentioned that she would be visiting us soon. She was supposed to join me for the trip back, but apparently changed her plans at the last minute. So she may arrive at any time during the next few weeks or months."
"Also, after our progress report and the reminder that we could host one or two additional magi, the covenant has decided to send us a peregrinator. I met him briefly," he nods to Ludovicus, "and he is a collegue of your House, sodalis. He was supposed to travel with me as well, but he decided to wait a little for Dorana. So again, I don't know exactly when he will arrive."
He nods and add, "So we will have to host a peregrinator, very soon, despite our message to the Council that we would only be ready to receive one next year. One of the things I have been told is that he will have priority over lab time, since those labs have been set up as part of your covenant services. As such, Fengheld considers them as common labs, instead of being yours. We can use them, of course, but only if the covenant doesn't need them for other visiting magi or for covenant projects."
He sighs, "I was no happier to hear this than you probably are right now."