I am currently trying to assemble some ideas for if I become beta SG, but I don't have the Faerie book so I would like some constructive critique please.
Partly inspired by https://forum.atlas-games.com/t/london-tornado-of-1091/11234/1, and after catching an old Count Duckula cartoon, and remembering Von Pinn from Girl Genius, I am trying to create the Ogress Nanny Ugg.
I haven't got the concept fully defined yet.
Basically several Hermetic generations ago a Flambeau magus had his new apprentice kidnapped by a minor faerie lord, who put the kid in the care of a faerie playing the role of Nanny Ugg. The Flambeau magus went into faerieland and kicked butt, and forced the faerie lord to return the kid to the magus, and they left the faerie regio. Only to discover that they hadn't demanded that Nanny Ugg surrender care of the kid, so she came along with them considering the Flambeau magus her new liege lord.
Being a faerie ogress, Nanny Ugg plays her role to protect and nurture the growing child. While kind and gentle to her charge, she is vicious and savage to any threats, tending to rend them limb from limb and them eat them.
Until her charge is grown up. When the child is officially no longer a child (according to her liege lord), then she will hunt the former child down starting at the next nightfall. She will continue hunting the former child until either 1) sunrise, 2) the former child escapes from faerieland (ie leaves a faerie regio to the mundane world), or 3) defeats Nanny Ugg in battle.
If the former child succeeds, they then become the new liege lord to Nanny Ugg.
The Flambeau magus, after learning these details, decided that Nanny Ugg would make the perfect gauntlet for his apprentice. When the apprenticeship reached the end, Nanny Ugg was told the apprentice was no longer a child, and that night the chase and battle occurred. The former apprentice barely managed to survive, officially became a magus and now had Nanny Ugg (who heals) to inflict upon his apprentice when the time came. This has happened several times, with only one or two apprentices having failed.
There is one other story potential. Away from her original faerie court, Nanny Ugg can't change her role from nursemaid and protector, so needs to have a child to look after. If her liege lord doesn't give her one after about one month, she goes out and gets one, by whatever means necessary. Her liege lord can change which child she is currently looking after.
The parens has the choice of when and where to announce the end of the apprenticeship, either near the longest or shortest night of the year, or when there is a full or new moon, or close to a known faerie regio. Thus can make the gauntlet more or less difficult.
Not having run a Flambeau or faerie before, let alone a battle to the death, what would Nanny Ugg have to be like to pose a reasonable but not excessive gauntlet threat?