Idly thinking today.
Over the entire order, how many Magus-seasons are dedicated per year to generating Longevity rituals for the redcaps/other non Magi?
For house Mercere we have about 150 redcaps in the entire order
For those with no connection to the magic realm, the LR provides LT/10 bonus, so call that +3
For those with a connection to the Magic realm the LR provides LT/5 so call that +7
When a crisis hits the LR does not have to be reinvented, merely repeated, so I suspect that the truly mundane redcaps will probably just rebrew the same LR, as getting an extra +1 is not worth the effort in finding a capable Magus, whilst for the connected, it's easier to find someone who will give a material improvement.
Without going through the numbers explicitly, I can't really get a feel for the numbers, and was wondering whether it "feels right" to have one (or two) Magi in Harco who deal with all the LR for the redcaps as they are needed less often, or does each tribunal have a goto specialist that House Mercere hires on a retainer?
The numbers seem to complicated for me to run as there are too many initial assumptions, and I can see story implications for either answer, so I guess what I'm asking is what assumptions seem reasonable to you? I'm not going to treat your answers as gospel, just curious.