I did make my own "fonds de pages" for the vanilla covenant project.
As you may see if you look attentively at them, they are quite different from the original ones (Atlas Games' original ones I mean).
How to proceed?
You'll have to use a desktop publishing software (or your simple word-processor).
I use them in Pages by Apple on Mac.
You may use them in LibreOffice (Write or Draw), Scribus or LyX which are free.
You may use them in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress or Affinity Publisher which need your money.
Put them in the rear plan (or background) of your document.
Pages named left shall go… to the left and pages names right…
Download the right fonts (listed in the rtf doc) and install them on your computer system.
Just download "A Vanilla Covenant" and get be inspired by its layout… (now it's no more a WIP…)
Do you really need more ?
Absolutely awesome. Even after publication of "Through the Aegis" this publication fills a hole in the Ars Magica line. I am highly likely to use this covenant next time I start out playing Ars magica with a group of newbies, and would even consider it with a more advanced group too.
I am very impressed that the document has a clear focus on presenting concrete ideas for what to do with the covenant and how everything should work out in concrete terms.
Vis and Money (p.35)
The Covenant has a moderate store of both vis and silver.
100 Pounds (10 build points), mostly in silver coins, tin or bronze ingots, and jewelry. This is about equal to one year’s income, or one year’s expenditure.
But source of income isn’t defined in the document. Actually, it seems that it is up to you to define it. Sorry. Maybe s.o. could ask Tim Ferguson for?
Maybe a track (p.30 - about Tobias the Merchant…) :
In exchange they [the magi] provide him with money and offer cheap goods to sell in the coastal towns.
Maybe another track :
Covenant folks are sailors… maybe some are fishers?
Could arts and crafts, fishing and maybe breeding be the main Covenant sources of income?
This could be appearing sort of slavery to Covenant folks (plot hooks…). I don’t know. What do you think of this?
Another track again:
Maybe there’s also a (hidden/forgotten/haunted) copper mine – bronze is alloy of (large amount of) copper + (some) tin – on the island (see Asteria of Verditius's sheet) and it produces enough metal to be sold elsewhere? And what about a (secret/un-talked) little gold vein in it?
Don't hesitate to propose other tracks on this very thread!