Apprentices introduced the concept of Inherited virtues and flaws (pg 10). These are virtues and flaws that haven't yet manifested, but will do by age 21, theoretically at any point (although often subject to some triggering condition).
I've built a child (specifically, an apprentice), and I'm unclear to what extent these virtues and flaws "count" for anything.
- When balancing virtues and flaws, do you balance only manifested virtues and flaws, total virtues and flaws including inherited ones or require both sets to balance individually? Page 10 also states that Inherited Virtues and Flaws counts against the total number of virtues and flaws, and have the same points value as standard, which makes me inclined to go for "only the total has to balance", but I don't think it's explicitly stated.
- When Opening the Arts, do only manifested Supernatural Virtues affect the Lab Total? It would feel difficult for a Parens to plan to open an Inherited Virtue when there's no sign that it exists (although this might be a cause for some Opening the Arts to fail unexpectedly for reasons beyond just "actually it's Magical Air"), but not counting it allows you to have Supernatural Virtues the parens couldn't have opened by just having them manifest afterwards (albeit at a score of only 1).
- Similarly to the above point (and you probably want a consistent answer), what about teaching Hermetic Virtues? Do Inherited Virtues affect the Target Level?
- For bonus fun, what if a parens is trying to teach a virtue that is incompatible with one of the child's Inherited Virtues (for example, a second Magical Focus)?