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[size=150]Paulos the Cook[/size]

Paulos was coven born and bred in the covenant of Polyaigos. In fact, some say that fact that he was conceived in a magical aura is why he seems strangely unaffected by the bad effects that the Gift has on most people. Like many youths, he did odd jobs for a variety of folk in the covenant before he found his calling. In this case, he found a place in the kitchen, having a knack for cooking. First he was a scullion, then a cook’s helper, and finally assistant to the master cook. Furthermore, since he seemed immune to the Gift, he was often called upon to directly serve the magi of the covenant.

But Paulos’s true gift was with gossip. No matter what the subject, he always seemed to know what was going on both in the covenant and in the nearby island of Melos – who was sleeping with whom, how the grape harvest on Melos was this year, where the troops were going to be sent. If there was a rumor about Paulos knew it. And since he had regular contact with the magi, he even had a good idea of what was going on with them. Everyone had to eat. And messengers, couriers, and the like always liked to stop in the kitchen for a little bite.

In time, however, Paulos became impatient with his position. The head cook was only ten years older than he was, and unlikely to retire for another decade or more. So, when his sources told him that a new covenant was starting that was looking for covenfolk, he decided to see if he could get the job of head cook there. In some ways it would be a step down, moving from a strong, established covenant to a brand new covenant. But the chance to be his own man was too much for Paulos. He sent word that he was interested in coming to the covenant, and was quickly brought on as the head cook. (Well, the only cook for now. But he's in charge of the kitchen, and that's what matters.)

Characteristics: Int +1 (0), Per +2 (0), Pre 0 (0), Com +1 (0), Str 0 (0), Sta +1 (0), Dex +1 (0), Qik -2 (0)
Size: -1
Age: 47 (47)
Height: 5’8"
Weight: 250 lbs
Gender: Male
Decrepitude: 1 (0)
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Confidence: 1 (3)

Gossip (minor)
Immune to the Gift (minor)
Covenfolk (free)
Puissant Craft (minor)

Busybody (minor)
Obese (minor)
Small Frame (minor)

Area Lore: Polyaigos Covenant (people) 2
Area Lore: Patras area (people) 1
Animal Handling (draft animals) 1
Awareness (alertness) 4
Bargain (food) 4
Brawl (dodge) 1
Carouse (staying sober) 2
Charm (making a good impression) 4
Craft: Baker 4+2
Craft: Cook (desserts) 7+2
Etiquette (magi) 2
Folk Ken (covenfolk) 4 (3)
Guile (lying to authority) 3
Intrigue (gossip) 6 (3)
Leadership (kitchen) 2
Lingua Franca (food) 2
Order of Hermes Lore (people) 2
Profession: Sailor (small boats) 2
Romaic Greek 5
Stealth (sneaking) 2
Swimming (long-distance swimming) 2

[size=150]Zeno the Spear[/size] (see this thread for more details)
Characteristics: Int -2, Per 0, Str +1, Sta +1, Pre -1, Com 0, Dex +2 Qik +3
Age: 22

Virtues: Covenfolk (free), Affinity w/Thrown Weapon, Puissant Thrown Weapon, Warrior
Flaws: Busybody, Motion Sickness, Poor Student

Area Lore: Cambunian Mountains (geography) 2
Animal Handling (sheep) 2
Athletics (running) 3
Awareness (keeping watch) 2
Brawl (knife) 3
Carouse (games of chance) 2
Charm (being witty) 1
Chirurgy (binding wounds) 1
Folk Ken (peasants) 1
Hunt (tracking) 4
Language: Romaic Greek (shepherds) 5
Stealth (natural areas) 1
Survival (mountains) 2
Single Weapon (short spear) 4
Thrown Weapon (javelin) 7+2
Equipment: Leather scale half armor, javelins (2), round shield, throwing knifes. (Total Load 7, Encumbrance 2)

Short Spear: Init +5, Atk +9, Def +8 (+10 with shield), Dam +6
Javelin: Init +3, Atk +14, Def +13, Dam +6
Fist: Init +3, Atk +5, Def +6, Dam +1
Knife: Init +3, Atk +7, Def +7, Dam +3
Throwing Knife: Init +3, Atk +12, Def +12, Dam +3
Soak: Init +1 (+4 with armor)
Background: Born in the Cambunian Mountains, Zeno was unsatisfied with the quiet life of a shepherd and dreamt of adventure. So he practiced with pointed sticks and stones, gaining great skill in throwing them at imaginary enemies -- or wolves looking to prey on his family's sheep. As soon as he was old enough, he joined the army of Boniface of Montferrat. He liked it well enough, being skilled as a scout, until the day that his unit was routed in the capture of Larissa by the armies of Epiros. He found his best friend gravely wounded, his right arm mangled, and carried him away from the battle. At his friend's request, Zeno carried him all the way to the sanctuary of Asklepios in Morea, seeking the assistance of the famed healers living there. Although his friend survived, he still lost his arm and chose to remain at the sanctuary. Zeno, for his part, decided to accept a position as the guard of one of the wise men who was visiting the sanctuary. He's been working as a man-at-arm and guard for magi ever since.

Personality: Zeno is an easygoing young man who likes to seek out the ordinary people who live everywhere, encouraging them to share their thoughts and troubles with him. He presents himself as just another ordinary man, not too bright nor pretty. He is sometimes impulsive, but for the most part he doesn't cause trouble.

Petre (the animal?)

Name: Petre
Age: 14

int: 0 per: +1
com: -2 pre: -2
dex: +2 qui: +2
end: +2 str: +2

Personality: Reticent (+1) Animal-Lover(+3)
(should have some form of uncomfortable with people at 3)

Virtues: Animal Ken, Latent Magical Ability, Puissant Animal Handling
Flaws: Temperate, Afflicted Tongue (lisp), Feral upbringing

Area Lore (lake region): 2 (15) (geography) (+5xp)
Animal Handling: 2 + 2(puisant) (15 (owls) (+2xp)
Atheltics: 2 (15) (running)
Awareness: 2 (15) (alertness)
Brawl: 2 (15) (punch)
Hunt: 2 (15) (tracking)
Stealth: 2 (15) (natural areas)
Survival: 5 (75) (mountains)
Swim: 2 (15) (rivers)
Animal Ken: 4 (45) (owls) (+4xp)
Folk Ken: 0 (+1xp)

Greek (Romaic): 2 (15) (+2xp)

Background: Petr has no idea who his parents are, and mostly does not care.
He has recently come to understand that most people would care greatly. His earliest
memories are of grubbing roots in the woods (on the mountains near where the covenant
is being established.)

Around the age of 7 or 8 he came across some shepherd families living near by. He
sometimes stole food from them. He also listened to the strange noises they made,
and slowly realized it was language, and learned to understand it. His speaking
is still very bad, but his comprehension is competent.

He always got on well with the animals in the woods, and only recently noticed
that most folks can not understand them.

He was discovered by the team that was scouting the covenant site, and was coaxed
into living in the covenant, where there is expectation that his animal skills will
have value.

Gregorios the potion maker (magical grog- goldshirt) magical might 3 (grog, medium power, summer experience)

Int 4 Per 2
Pre 0 Com 3
Str -2 Sta -1
Dex -1 Quick -2

infamous (dangerous madman)
judged unfairly

arcane lore

3x improved abilities

(inherent magical human: monsterous appearance)
Personality traits:
Curious 2
Secretive 2
Cautious -3
Dedicated researcher* +3

Romaic Greek 5
Area Lore (Patros) 5
athletics 1
awareness 1
stealth 1
Survival 2
artes Liberales 6
medicine 5
philosophae 2
Magic Lore 3
faerie lore 3
herbalism 5
craft: apothecary 5
craft: ink making 5

Gregorios was an independent research philosopher, who made a living as an apothecary until he heard a rumor about longevity potions made by magus and decided to make his own with a combination of magic lore natural philosophae. He succeeded, after a fashion, blowing up his facility and transforming himself into a creature of magic. He now appears to be a smoldering walking corpse, having been transformed at the point of death, and has no recollection, or notes, as to how he accomplished this. He has fled to the covenant as one of the few places he can be safe, venturing out at night to gather ingredients for the ink he makes as his payment for staying as an occupant of the covenant.

Romanos the Autocrat
Int 1 Per 1
Pre 3 Com 1
Str -1 Sta 0
Dex-1 Quik 0

non combatant
Divine Stigmatic
uncertain faith

faerie blood
puissant profession
natural leader

Personality traits:
Loyal +3
Dignified +2
Organized +2

Romaic Greek (giving orders) 5
charm (persuasive) 3
guile (detecting lies) 3
folk ken (covenfolk) 3
profession:steward (carpenters) 6(1)+1+2+3 (naturalleader)
profession:chamberlain (maids) 6(1)+1+2+3 (naturalleader)
merchant(minor comodiies) 5
Leadership 1 (inspire loyalty)
area lore: covenant 1
area lore: Patros 1