Ok, enough talk for now about the role of the infernal in the Covenant of the Wandering Path, my first ArM5 campaign. One of the three PC magi is a female Merinita Magus who has selected the "faerie friend" flaw.
This is probably my most "story oriented," least "power-gaming" player so I don't have some of the concerns that I've had with other similar flaws. The player is very busy in real life, so I have agreed to take on the task of constructing the character.
She hasn't google doc'd here character sheet yet, so I can't say much about her character, but she's your basic fairie wizard fresh out of gauntlet - fairie blooded, best at fairie and nature related magic.
The covenant grounds is on level 5 (magic) of a 7 level regio. Level 3 has a fairie aura and has 2 major sources of fairies. One area of the regio is a forest lakeshore where which there is an undefined "fairie court." A source of vis is a golden rabbit, for which the grogs of the covenant compete with the fairies - its a fair contest, no "molestation" occurs. The fairies could reside in the lake or surrounding forest, the only requirement is that at least some of them be able and willing to hunt a rabbit. The second source is deeper in the woods, as they climb into the surrounding forest, where lie some largely unexplored roman ruins. It is said the auberge, a vis source from Covenants, may be located there. It is also said that something happened there involving hubris and the roman gods in the last days of empire. What fairies remain is unknown, but they are said to be powerful, plentiful, and bored.
The PC has said that, of the options (less powerful, tag-along character), (moderately powerful, another PC's companion), (pure SG controlled NPC, range of power levels depending on how helpful/problematic), she would prefer it to be an NPC, isn't that concerned about power level, and would like it to draw her into stories.
When another player attempted to draft the fairie, it was a 2 ft talled winged "dwarf" like creature. Its powers were too much so I shot it down, which is when the player of the magus suggested I draft it.
Now I'm at a losss for what to create. I've got RoP:F, but none of the samples are inspiring me for her "friend."
Anyone have suggestions of fairies you've wanted to see in play, favorite fairie's you've used in past sagas, etc? This is everyone's first ArM5 campaign, so "stock" characters from books are fine.