Allow me to introduce Keravanos of Flambeau, after gauntlet...
Characteristics: Int +2, Per +2, Pre +1, Com +3, Str -3, Sta +2, Dex -3, Qik +2
Age: 31 (31), Height: 5'6'', Weight: 158 lbs, Gender: Male
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Confidence: 1 (3)
Virtues and Flaws: The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Minor Magical Focus (lightning), Flawless Magic (Study Totals: Doubled for spell mastery), Mastered Spells, Atlantean Magic, Book Learner (Book Quality: +3), Puissant Magic Theory, Affinity with Creo, Affinity with Auram, Baccalaureus, Tormenting Master, Ambitious, Seeker, Restriction (Touching metall, except copper)
Dodge: Init: +2, Attack --, Defense +2, Damage --
Fist: Init: +2, Attack -3, Defense +2, Damage -3
Kick: Init: +1, Attack -3, Defense +1, Damage +0
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: French 5, English 3, Classical Greek 4, Etiquette 1, Bargain 1, Folk Ken 2, Awareness 2, Sailing 2, Swim 2, Artes Liberales 3, Magic Theory 3+2, Parma Magica 1, Order of Hermes Lore 1, Philosophiae 2, Code of Hermes 1, Latin 5, Penetration 1, Finesse 1, Concentration 2, Magic Lore 2
Arts: Cr 10, In 0, Mu 0, Pe 1, Re 9, An 0, Aq 4, Au 10, Co 0, He 0, Ig 0, Im 0, Me 0, Te 0, Vi 10
Encumbrance: 0 (0)
The Incantation of Lightning (CrAu 35) +37, Mastery 5 (multiple casting, quiet casting, stalwart casting, magic resistance, penetration)
Break the Oncoming Wave (ReAq 10) +16, Mastery 1 (stalwart casting)
Chamber of Spring Breezes (CrAu 5) +23, Mastery 1 (fast casting)
Circling Winds of Protection (Cr(Re)Au 20) +23, Mastery 2 (stalwart casting, fast casting)
Clouds of Rain and Thunder (CrAu 25) +24, Mastery 2 (imperturbable casting, stalwart casting)
Maintaining the Demanding Spell (ReVi 25) +23, Mastery 2 (stalwart casting, adaptive casting)
So, his back story so far, university student meets fetching Flambeau. Hijinks ensue...
Marguerite of Flambeau, operating the Chapterhouse of Fengheld in Cherbourg is in Paris conducting some research where she runs into Keravanos (not his birth name that's TBD), a young man pursuing an academic career, currently at the very beginning of his Masters program. She seduces him, and then one evening in post coital bliss she forgets to renew her parma and is struck by his Gift. She immediately abandons her research, takes him as an apprentice, and continues the now near incestuous affair with him throughout most of his apprenticeship. She focuses on the sexual activities of the relationship and neglects his studies. He pursues books available to him from Fengheld when she's pursuing some of her business interests or other activities that don't require him. After opening his Arts she absents herself from Cherbourg for nearly a year, and leaving him to his own devices, suggesting he study her tomes on Magic Theory for the next 6 seasons. Despite, or perhaps because of his academic background he develops well as a magus, untapping the raw potential of his flawless magic. Besides opening his Gift, she was able to draw out his magical focus in lightning, being from the School of Sebastian, although her focus is different. He discovers his Atlantean magical heritage one time at sea, he is able to cast a spontaneous version of a spell he'd heard or read of, Break the Oncoming Wave but the spell doesn't require his concentration, and lasts until the storm disappates.
Through dogged pursuit of the arts necessary to learn The Incantation of Lightning he developed affinities in the Arts of Creo and Auram. Finally, in the last year of his apprenticeship, fearing she would never release him, he risked writing a letter to her superiors at Fengheld requesting they sponsor him in the Ash Gild. They relent and they finalize his apprenticeship in the Rhine Tribunal, making up for the poor master he had (Weak Parens flaw being cancelled by Gild Training Virtue, neither are listed on the sheet above).
The night before his Gauntlet, Marguerite appears in his room at Fengheld. She tries to seduce him, but he rebuffs her advances. Without the protection of the Parma Magica combined with a total lack of knowledge of the Art of Mentem, she is able to control his mind enough to allow her to ravish him one last time. Unbeknownst to him, Marguerite bore him a child in the period of time she was away, after opening his Arts, before beginning her longevity ritual. To this day she pursues him, though he has done his best to stay out of her grasp. She hasn't forgiven him for rebuffing her advances the night before his Gauntlet.
One question and some comments. I would like the focus to apply to thunder and lightning if, I may? Doing so would allow me a potent secondary offensive spell, and I will revise my spell list, or learn it during post gauntlet progression. Is that reasonable? I also reasoned that he would be of the Cult of Mercury part of House Flambeau, and granted him some of those spell mastery perks.