To the magi starting a new covenant at an undisclosed location:
I have received word through a Redcap of my acquaintance, Bernhard ex Mercere, that you are a group of young magi looking to break away from your covenants to start a new covenant near a source of newly discovered vis. Bernhard has declined to reveal any more details about the arrangement, but he has agreed to deliver this letter to the group of you. I hope it finds you all in good health.
My name is Konrad ex Bonisagus, currently a member of the Stonehenge Tribunal. However, like you, I have a desire to put some distance between myself and the current order of things within the tribunal structure. It's nothing of an unsavory nature, I assure you, but rather my own personal decision. Bernhard has indicated that he would pen a note you to as well, assuring you that I am not leaving the Stonehenge Tribunal unwillingly or with any cloud over my head.
My own studies have focused on Corpus magic, specifically, healing magics. It is my dream, some day, to found a center for healing within Europa. And though I realize that this is likely the work of a lifetime, I nevertheless wish to get my beginning as soon as possible. Now, as I say, I know next to nothing about where your new covenant would be. But wherever it is, I should be most happy to work diligently to establish a hospital at your covenant, however large or small the circumstances allow.
I have also been blessed with a Gentle Gift, which can be quite useful when dealing with the local population, as you know. I am not trained in diplomacy, as such. But I have had more contact with the common man than many magi, and count myself comfortable in their presence. I should also be glad to perform any liaison duties that are necessary with the local population surrounding your covenant.
No doubt you have in your mind a picture of me as a book worm shut up in his tower reading books on healing and the human body. It would be wrong of me to imply that I have never fit this mold, for in the early days of my apprenticeship I was just such a person. But as I moved closer to my gauntlet, I felt the need for more and more practical experience. For while a great deal can be accomplished via study, there are some skills that come only from work in the field. As such, I am pursuing both a knowledge of conventional healing as well as that of magical healing. I assure you that I am perfectly willing to get my hands dirty, as necessary.
But all this is simply by way of introduction. The heart of this missive is a request for me to join your new covenant. I understand that as this is a new covenant, there may be some hardship involved. And I know that the going may not always be easy. But I am prepared to suffer what difficulties will be involved, so long as I have the opportunity to begin work on a local hospital, of sorts, to support the local populace.
To this end, I am content to either meet with you wherever you may wish, or to correspond further via letter to discuss the matter further. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Currently, I can be found visiting the covenant of Lubeck, where I expect to be for at least the rest of the season.
Yours in friendship,
Konrad ex Bonisagus