I am not conversant enough to make it pretty, but could you perhaps spend a minute and answer my question?
Some very valid points and questions were asked...You brought this point up to us, so it would really be cool if you could sacrifice a few minutes to let us know whats what. It would certainly help US to help YOU.
I don't have medical proof on hand(I don't keep it around & I don't try to do so)
so just take my word for it!
also people with aspurgers syndrome tend to go over the same stuff a lot,just so you know!
Presumably you still have access to the free 4th edition pdf.
Does not seem too difficult a task.
I checked the library catalogue for King County.
Assuming you use the Auburn Library in Washington State.
They have three 4th edition Ars Magica books listed , one 3rd edition book ,
but no copies of the actual rules.
(I did note that they also had Eberron sourcebooks)
Perhaps you could suggest that they purchase a copy of the 5th Edition rules.