Yes I know the work was actually created in 1409. While not the oldest surviving work of its kind (Royal Armouries Ms. I.33 "Walpurgis Manuscript" was created around 1300), it is the oldest surviving European work of its kind in which there is a single known author and multiple copies. While the time period does not match, we have used it as the basis for a work in our saga such that it appears about 100 years early (we are in the year 1321).
Our version was created using a modified version of the rules for Florilegia (Covenants, p. 90) and is also treated as Pictorial Works (Covenants, p. 91) if used for research. We gave the author, Fiore dei Liberi, Com +1 and Good Teacher.
The work contains 9 sections, covering the AM abilities Brawl, Single Weapon, Great Weapon, and Riding. Here they are broken down by appropriate Ability
- Brawl: Wrestling, Dagger Play
- Single Weapon: Sword in One Hand
- Great Weapon: Spear & Staff, Sword in Two Hands, Sword in Armour (since it is mostly half swording), Poleaxe
- Riding: Mounted Combat (focused on using all the other techniques from horseback)
- Mixed: Sword vs Dagger (mostly Brawl, though some Single Weapon and Great Weapon)
Depending on which copy of the text you are looking at, he is described as having 40+ or 50+ years of experience. Thus we calculated he could have several of the Abilities at 8+ without Affinities/Puissant and even higher with them. While he could most likely have some Affinities/Puissant, we went with the cap of 9 at character creation. From the focus of the sections, we determined his highest/primary was Great Weapon (9), though he would have a good score (6) in the other areas and Teaching.
Our version of the work contains 8 tractatus, broken down with names and ability as above. We classified the Sword vs Dagger section as well as the varies smaller mentions (The Baton, Staff & Dagger, Pairs of Clubs, Spear against Horseback) as the writing which makes it a Florilegia and thus not individually study-able.
While a Florilegia normally only covers one ability or Art, since the work is effectively his combined combat system we allowed the bonus to be applied to all of the individual parts.
The final work has a Quality 11 and contains 2x Brawl, 1x Single Weapon, 4x Great Weapon, and 1x Riding tractatus. It contains the maximum amount of sections on Great Weapon he could combine, along with supporting works on the rest of his combat system. It is also a Pictorial Work in each of those abilities.
BP cost is rather high at 128 points with full illustrations and 88 without. Copying the work takes two years without the full illustrations and six years with the full illustrations. The full illustrations really only add to the works usefulness for research