Lucas of Mercere - Autumn 1241

This is a thread for me to maintain a current version of Lucas. I will update the stats and the title as appropriate over time.

[size=150]Lucas de Mercere[/size]

Year: 1241
Season: Autumn

Size: 0
Age: 42 (35)
Decrepitude: 0
Warping Score: 1 (7)
Confidence: 1(4)
Sigil: The faint smell of parchment and books accompanies each of Lucas's spells
Voting Sigil: A small wand with the figure of a falcon on the top

Lucas was born into House Mercere of the Order of Hermes, and was destined to become a Redcap when he grew up - a fine fate for anyone. But destiny took over when he was seven years old and it was discovered that he was one of the few in his house with the Gift. From that point on, his future was set. He would be a magus of House Mercere, a symbol that magic was not lost to this noble house.

His apprenticeship began when he was ten years old, that being considered an ideal age to begin magical training. It progressed well, though not without its own peculiarities. First was the true gentle nature of Lucas’s Gift. It was clear to all who knew him that Lucas had been blessed with a Gentle Gift, for his presence inspired none of the uneasiness that usually comes with the Gift. But beyond that, Lucas seemed able to practice his magic without the need for strong gestures, and without the need to speak incantations. Aside from his wizard’s sigil, the faint smell of parchment or books that appears whenever he casts a spell, there was generally no indication that he was the source of the magical effects he generated.

Also of interest, when Lucas was just seventeen, only halfway through his apprenticeship, he fell in love with Cecilia de Mercere, a fellow apprentice, though one without the Gift. Generally marriage while serving as an apprentice was not permitted. But in this case, when Lucas asked it of his parens, his request was granted. There were few enough members of the house with the Gift. And it wouldn’t be long after his gauntlet that Lucas would start taking a longevity potion, and be rendered infertile. Although a married apprentice was unorthodox, House Mercere was willing to allow anything that might lead to another Gifted member of the house. Alas, this effort proved to be in vain. But most in the house think it was worth trying.

The last interesting occurrence happened as Lucas was entering his last year of his apprenticeship. At this point, his parens told him that he had shown great promise, and that as a result, he as being offered membership in the Milvi Antiquiti, a group descended from Mutant de Mercere, one of Lucas’s direct blood ancestors. The Milvi Antiquiti, or “kites of old,” his parens explained, were a group of Mutantes and their companions who sought to preserve and distribute knowledge throughout the Order. Upon hearing the goals of the Order, Lucas was proud to accept this offer, which lead to his parens teaching him certain techniques in his last year that were developed by the Order.

Ten years ago, Lucas finished his gauntlet and found himself a full-fledged magus. The following years were filled with study and family, leading to a total of four children before he first went through his longevity ritual. After that, he started to feel like he wanted to move. While he could certainly stay in his current covenant as long as he wished, something was driving him to get out and see some more of the world. As it turned out, his knowledge of the language of Catalan made him a perfect match for a new position the House wanted to fill in the Covenant of Andorra. They wanted a Mercere magus to help support a Redcap living there, and Lucas was offered that position. He quickly said yes and began to pack his family up for the trip.

Family: Cecilia (wife, 36), Stephanus (son, 13), Elinor (daughter, 11), Edvard (son, 8 ), Maria (daughter, 5)

Stored vis: 13 Vi (crystals), 32 Co (red crystal), 10 Ig (wand)

[table][tr][th][left]Characteristic[/left][/th] [th]Value[/th] [th]Cost[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Int[/td] [td][center]+3[/center][/td][td][center]6[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Com[/td] [td][center]+2[/center][/td] [td][center]3[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dex[/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td][td][center]0[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Qui[/td] [td][center]-2[/center][/td][td][center]-3[/center][/td][/tr][/table]

[size=150]VIRTUES & FLAWS[/size]
[table][tr][th][left]Virtue[/left][/th][th]Points[/th] [th]Level[/th][th]Type[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Mutantum Magic[/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td] [td][center]free[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]True Friend (Horus)[/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td] [td][center]free[/center][/td][td][center]general[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Gentle Gift[/td] [td][center]+3[/center][/td] [td][center]major[/center][/td] [td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Quiet Magic, x2[/td] [td][center]+2[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td] [td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Subtle Magic[/td] [td][center]+1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cautious Sorcerer[/td][td][center]+1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Affinity with Muto[/td] [td][center]+1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Personal Vis Source – Co[/td] [td][center]+1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Book Learner[/td] [td][center]+1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]general[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][th][left]Flaw[/left][/th][th]Points[/th] [th]Level[/th][th]Type[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Driven - to build a new Great Library[/td] [td][center]-3[/center][/td] [td][center]major[/center][/td][td][center]personality[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Favors - House Mercere[/td] [td][center]-3[/center][/td] [td][center]major[/center][/td][td][center]story[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Busybody[/td][td][center]-1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]personality[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ability Block - Martial[/td] [td][center]-1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]general[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Disjointed Magic[/td] [td][center]-1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td][td][center]hermetic[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Close Family Ties[/td] [td][center]-1[/center][/td] [td][center]minor[/center][/td] [td][center]story[/center][/td][/tr][/table]

[table][tr][td]Curious[/td] [td]+2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Friendly[/td] [td]+2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Driven[/td] [td][right]-3[/right][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]In Love with Cecilia[/td] [td][right]+3[/right][/td][/tr][/table]

[table][tr][th][left]Ability[/left][/th][th][left]Focus[/left][/th][th]Score[/th] [th]Cost[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Artes Liberales – Latin and Arabic alphabets[/td] [td]rhetoric[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Athletics[/td] [td]grace[/td][td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Awareness[/td] [td]alertness[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Bargain[/td] [td]magical supplies[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]13[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Brawl[/td] [td]dodging[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Burgundy Lore[/td][td]personalities[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Charm[/td] [td]being witty[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Chirurgery[/td] [td]binding wounds[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Code of Hermes[/td] [td]tribunal procedures[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Concentration[/td][td]spell casting[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dead Language: Latin*[/td][td]hermetic usage[/td] [td][center]4[/center][/td][td][center]45+5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Etiquette[/td] [td]magi[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Finesse[/td] [td]Corpus[/td] [td][center]3[/center][/td] [td][center]35[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Folk Ken[/td] [td]townsfolk[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]10[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Guile[/td] [td]fast talk[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Intrigue[/td] [td]gossip[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Leadership[/td] [td]in the lab[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Living Language: French (native)[/td] [td]Bourguignon[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Living Language: Occitain[/td] [td]Catalan[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]50[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magic Lore[/td] [td]magical traditions[/td][td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magic Theory[/td] [td]inventing spells[/td] [td][center]6[/center][/td] [td][center]110[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Medicine[/td] [td]physician[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Order of Hermes Lore[/td] [td]personalities[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td][td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Parma Magica[/td] [td]Corpus[/td] [td][center]3[/center][/td] [td][center]30[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Penetration[/td] [td]Corpus[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td][td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Philosophiae[/td] [td]natural philosophy[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Profession – Librarian[/td] [td]caring for books[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Profession – Scribe[/td] [td]illumination[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ride[/td] [td]staying on the horse[/td][td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Stealth[/td] [td]sneaking[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Swim[/td] [td]staying afloat[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Teaching[/td] [td]Apprentices[/td] [td][center]4[/center][/td] [td][center]53[/center][/td][/tr][/table]

[size=150]ARTS – TECHNIQUES [/size]
[table][tr][th][left]Technique[/left][/th] [th]Value[/th][th]Cost[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Creo[/td] [td][center]9[/center][/td] [td][center]47[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Intelligo[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Perdo[/td] [td][center]6[/center][/td] [td][center]26[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Rego[/td] [td][center]12[/center][/td][td][center]82[/center][/td][/tr][/table]

[size=150]ARTS – FORMS [/size]
[table][tr][th][left]Form[/left][/th] [th]Value[/th][th]Cost[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Aurum[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Corpus[/td] [td][center]12[/center][/td] [td][center]80[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Herbem[/td][td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]16[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ignem[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Imaginem[/td] [td][center]7[/center][/td] [td][center]28[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Mentem[/td] [td][center]6[/center][/td] [td][center]23[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Terram[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]16[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Vim[/td] [td][center]6[/center][/td] [td][center]21[/center][/td][/tr][/table]

[size=150]EQUIPMENT [/size]
A handful of gems from the City of Brass
Golden chess piece (from Carmen)
A chip of stone from his sanctum
A chip of stone from the house in Majorca

[table][tr][td]Spell[/td] [th]CT*[/th][th]Level[/th] [th]Range[/th] [th]Duration[/th] [th]Target[/th] [th][left]Description[/left][/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Aura of Beguiling Appearance[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]MuIm 10[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]+3 on rolls to win trust and make friends.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Aura of Childlike Innocence[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]MuIm 10[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]+3 on rolls to deflect suspicion or convince others of innocence.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Aura of Ennobled Presence[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]MuIm 10[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]+3 on rolls to influence, lead, or convince others.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Bind Wound[/td] [td]+23[/td] [td]CrCo10[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Stops a wound from bleeding[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Chamber of Spring Breezes[/td] [td]+17[/td] [td]CrAu5[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Keeps the air flowing in a room[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Chirurgeon's Healing Touch[/td] [td]+23[/td] [td]CrCo20r[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Improves a wound one level [Ritual][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cloak of the Duck's Feathers[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReAq5[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Keeps water off the target[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cloak of Invisibility[/td] [td]+13[/td] [td]PeIm20[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Makes target invisible, except for shadow [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cloak of Silence[/td] [td]+13[/td] [td]PeIm20[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Makes target completely silent [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Disarm the Warrior[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReTe10[/td] [td][center]Voice[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Pulls a single object towards the caster[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Disguise of the Altered Image[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]MuIm15[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Changes the target's appearance [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Doublet of Impenetrable Silk[/td] [td]+24[/td] [td]MuAn15[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Animal-based cloth gets +3 Soak[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Eyes of the Cat[/td] [td]+26[/td] [td]MuCo5[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Grants target ability to see in all but total darkness[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hex of Slumber[/td] [td]+20[/td] [td]ReMe15[/td] [td][center]Sight[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Puts target to sleep in a few seconds[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Incantation of Paralyzation[/td] [td]+25[/td] [td]ReCo20[/td] [td][center]Voice[/center][/td] [td][center]Conc.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Paralyzes target.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Key of Theodorus[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReTe10[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Part[/center][/td] [td]Opens any lock[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Light Without Flame[/td] [td]+16[/td] [td]CrIg15[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Creates light on item touched [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Leap of Homecoming[/td] [td]+27[/td] [td]ReCo35[/td] [td][center]Per.[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Instantly transports caster to location of arcane connection (Mastery: Stalwart)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magus's Sidestep[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReIm10[/td] [td][center]Personal[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Magus looks like he's one pace away from where he really is [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Remake the Tailor's Craft[/td] [td]+24[/td] [td]MuAn15[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Group[/center][/td] [td]Can transform a set of clothes into different clothes.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Shape of the Woodland Prowler, Improved[/td] [td]+26[/td] [td]MuCo25[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Turns target and what he's carrying into a wolf [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Spasms of the Uncoordinated Hand[/td] [td]+26[/td] [td]ReCo10[/td] [td][center]Sight[/center][/td] [td][center]Conc.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Causes the target's hand to spasm[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Taste of the Spices & Herbs[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]MuIm 5[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Makes food or drink taste and smell as you designate.[/td][/tr][tr][td]Touch of Warmth[/td] [td]+16[/td] [td]CrIg5[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Keeps the target pleasantly warm[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Unseen Arm, Improved[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReTe10[/td] [td][center]Sight[/center][/td] [td][center]Conc.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Allows user to manipulate things at a distance[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Unseen Porter[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReTe10[/td] [td][center]Voice[/center][/td] [td][center]Conc.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Allows user to manipulate heavy things at a distance[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Voice of the Bjornaer Magus[/td] [td]+24[/td] [td]MuAn15[/td] [td][center]Personal[/center][/td] [td][center]Sun[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Can speak when in animal form[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Whispering Mind[/td] [td]+17[/td] [td]CrMe15[/td] [td][center]Sight[/center][/td] [td][center]Conc.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Allows caster to speak into the target's mind [Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Wings of Daedalus[/td] [td]+26[/td] [td]ReCo35[/td] [td][center]Touch[/center][/td] [td][center]Moon[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Allows target to fly [Harnessed, Tethered, Boosted][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Wizard's Leap[/td] [td]+26[/td] [td]ReCo15[/td] [td][center]Per.[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Instantly transports caster 50 paces[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Wizard's Leap[/td] [td]+19[/td] [td]ReCo(An,He,Te)15[/td] [td][center]Per.[/center][/td] [td][center]Mom.[/center][/td] [td][center]Ind.[/center][/td] [td]Instantly transports caster 50 paces[/td][/tr][/table]

    • The CT does not count any aura.

[size=150]SPELL BOOK[/size]

[size=120]Doublet of Impenetrable Silk[/size]
MuCo 15

R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Ind.
Change an item made of animal material — silk, wool, or leather — so it cannot be cut or penetrated by weapons. A simple cloth doublet becomes the equivalent of armor with no Load and a +3 Soak bonus. Armor made of quilted material or any kind of leather improves its Protection by an additional +3. The magic does not make the armor better at absorbing shock, so this +3 bonus is the limit that can be bestowed without changing the material into something completely different. At the storyguide’s option, the bonus given by this spell may not apply against strictly blunt weapons like clubs and staves.
(Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

[size=120]Remake the Tailor's Craft[/size]
MuAn 15

R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Group
Transforms a set of clothing into different clothes. The substance and color must be preserved, but the shape and number of the garments can be altered. Thus a peasant’s woolen smock can become a woolen dress, wimple, and cloak. An Intelligence + Finesse roll determines the quality of the new set of clothes; an Ease Factor of 6 is sufficient for a simple change, although the Ease Factor is 3 points higher if the new clothes are dramatically different from the old. The spell assumes that the clothing is in the main of animal origin — wool, felt, fur, leather, and silk — which is usually the case. A casting requisite of Herbam is needed to transform garments that are partly of plant origin, but items made solely of plant matter cannot be affected. Accouterments like wooden or metal fastenings remain unchanged.
(Base 2, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 Group)

[size=120]Shape of the Wolf [/size]
MuCo 25

R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Ind. (Harnessed, Tethered)
Req: Animal
The target changes into a wolf. The target may change back at will, ending the spell.
(Base 10, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

[size=120]Spasms of the Uncoordinated Hand [/size]
ReCo 10

R: Sight D: Conc. T: Ind.
One of the target's hands spasms, causing him to drop anything he is holding in it. It keeps spasming for as long as you concentrate.
(Base 2, +3 Sight, +1 Conc.)

[size=120]Touch of Warmth [/size]
CrIg 5

R: Touch D: Sun T: Ind.
Maintains the target at a warm temperature.
(Base 2, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

[size=120]Light Without Flame [/size]
CrIg 15

R: Touch D: Sun T: Ind. (Harnessed, Tethered)
This spell creates a steady light as bright as daylight on a cloudy day. The light has no apparent source but illuminates an area about
ten paces across, centered on a point indicated by the caster. This point may be a mobile item.
(Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

[size=120]Disguise of the Altered Image [/size]
MuIm 15

R: Touch D: Sun T: Ind. (Harnessed, Tethered)
Make someone look sound. feel and smell different, though at least passably human. The target can end the illusion at will, ending the spell.
(Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

[size=120]Whispering Mind [/size]
CrMe 15

R: Sight, D: Conc, T: Ind.
This spell lets the caster speak directly into the target’s mind for as long as he maintains concentration.
(Base 3, +3 Sight, +1 Conc)

[size=120]Hex of Slumber [/size]

R: Sight D: Mom T: Ind
The target becomes sleepy and falls asleep within a few seconds.
(Base 4, +3 Sight)

[size=120]Unseen Hand [/size]
ReTe 10

R: Sight D: Conc. T: Ind.
Slowly moves a nonliving thing, like a mug instrument, or small pouch of coins. It cannot oppose intentional resistance. Magi use this spell to manipulate things at a distance, but the spell cannot he used to pull something from a persons hand or to move something that is held. Casting requisites of an appropriate form for the target are required.
(Base 2, +3 Sight, D: +1 Conc.)

[size=120]Disarm the Warrior[/size]
ReTe 10
R: Voice, D: Mom, T: Ind
Causes a single object within range to fly towards the caster; he may attempt to catch it if he wishes by succeeding on a Dexterity + Athletics roll against an Ease Factor of 9. If he chooses not to attempt to catch the item, it falls to the ground by his feet. The spell is very forceful, and has an equivalent Strength of +5; if the object is being held by someone else, then make an opposed Strength roll. If the caster rolls higher then the item is lost to its holder.
(Base 3, +2 Voice, +1 sudden and forceful)

[size=120]The Key of Theodorus[/size]
ReTe 10
R: Touch, D: Mom, T: Part
This spell magically opens any single lock. Regardless of the lock’s complexity or quality, it falls open at the end of the spell. Since the locking mechanism is designed to naturally move in a single direction to lock and unlock it, this is a base 1 effect. The sixth century Greek inventor, Theodorus of Samos, is credited with creating the first locks in Mythic Europe.
(Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Part, +2 for metal)

[size=120]The Unseen Porter[/size]
ReTe 10
R: Voice, D: Conc, T: Ind
Like Unseen Arm (ReTe 5), but it can carry large objects such as crates. Roughly speaking, it has the capabilities of a very strong person (Str +5). The heavier the object is, the slower the unseen porter moves. If delicacy is required, high Finesse stress rolls (12+ or so) are needed. The spell can only carry inanimate objects, and cannot carry you. It also cannot lift things more than 6 feet above the ground. Casting requisites of an appropriate Form for the target are required.
(Base 3, +2 Voice, +1 Conc)

[size=150]MAGIC ITEMS[/size]

[size=120]Ring of the Soaring Falcon MuCo (An, He, Te) 35[/size]
This ring allows the caster, along with what he's wearing, and any small items he's carrying, to assume the form of a falcon, hawk, kite, or other small raptor for as long as he wishes. This ring was made for Lucas, so he suffers no warping from using it.
(Base 20, +1M Conc., +5 device maintains concentration, +10 unlimited uses/day = 40)

[size=120]Wand of the Entwining Vines CrHe 25[/size]
This wand allows the user to cast the spell Trap of the Entwining Vines at will.
(Level 15 spell, +10 Unlimited uses = 25)

Longevity Ritual: level 50


Mutare Naturam Magicam: Andronicus of Mercere (Muto Summa, L20/Q11)

Catalogus Plantarum Mysticum: Johann of Tremere (Herbam Summa, L18/Q13)

Ad Operationem Corporis: Petrus of Bonisagus (Corpus Summa, L20/Q10)

The Merchant's Art: Giovanni Marconi de Venici (Bargain Summa, L4/Q12)


Lucas’s laboratory is located in the first layer of a regio overlapping Lucas’s manor house and surrounding grounds. In particular, it is located on top of the old watch tower overlooking the sea. The regio’s first layer contains a copy of the ancient Roman temple to Hecate that used to stand where the watch tower is today. Lucas has taken over this temple as his laboratory, and has been accepted by the magical servants, who have been waiting for centuries for someone to serve. Unfortunately, some of these servants have escaped into the real world, where they cause trouble in the manor house and the grounds associated with it. The watchtower contains a shadow lab that appears to be dedicated to natural philosophy, particularly to studying the birds of Mallorca.

Size: 3
Refinement: 0
General Quality: +9
Upkeep: +8
Safety: +1 + Greater Horde's Int
Warping: 1
Health: +3
Aesthetics: +13
Specializations: [strike]+1 An,[/strike] +1 Co, [strike]+1 Im,[/strike] +3 Re, +6 Spells, +1 Texts
Structure Virtues:

  • Dedicated Building - watchtower/temple to Hecate(+1 Upkeep, +1 Aesthetics, +1 Re) [+0]
  • Defenses - strong stone walls and iron doors (+1 Aesthetics) [+0]
  • Grand Entrance - temple has grand portico (+2 Aesthetics) [+0]
  • Superior Construction - solid Roman engineering (+1 Safety, +1 Aesthetics) [+0]

Structure Flaws:

  • Disguised - hidden by regio (-1 Aesthetics) [-0]
  • Greater Focus - summoning circle (-2 General Quality, +4 Spells) [-3]

Outfittings Virtues:

  • Lesser Expansion (+2 Upkeep, +1 General Quality, +1 in any specialization [Spells]) [+1]
  • Palatial - ancient temple (+1 General Quality, +3 Upkeep, +2 Health, +4 Aesthetics, +1 in any specialization [Spells]) [+3]
  • Person - Cecilia (-1 Safety, +1 Co) [+0]
  • Servant - Andre (+2 Safety, +1 Aesthetics, +1 Me) [+0]
  • Superior Equipment (+1 General Quality, +2 Upkeep, +1 Safety, +1 Vis Extraction) [+0]
  • Superior Heating and Superior Lighting (-1 Upkeep, +1 Health, +2 Aesthetics, +1Ig, +1Im, +1 Texts) [+0]

Outfittings Flaws:

  • Infested - bird's nests (-1 Safety, -1 Aesthetics, +1 An) [-1]

Supernatural Virtues:

  • Familiar (+7 General Quality) [+0]
  • Gateway – through regio (-1 Safety, +1 Aesthetics, +1 Re) [+1]
  • Greater Horde – old spirit servants of priests of Hecate (+2 General Quality, +1 Upkeep, +(creature’s Int) Safety, +2 Aesthetics, +2 Re) [+3]
  • Regio (+3 Size, +1 Warping) [+0]

Supernatural Flaws:

  • Thoroughfare (-1 Safety) [-1]

It's not a perfect image for Lucas. Still, it's pretty good. Originally I'd imagined him with black hair. But what the heck, let's say he has some Germanic blood in him.


Characteristics: Int +3, Per +3, Pre 0, Com 0, Str -8, Sta +2, Dex +1, Qik +7
Size: -4
Confidence Score: 1 (3)
Magical Might: 10
Virtues: Improved Characteristics (x4), Keen Vision, Magical Animal, Puissant in Awareness, Voice of the Air
Free Virtue: True Friend (Lucas)
Flaws: Busybody, Fragile Constitution, Greedy, Magical Friend, Poor Concentration, Restricted Power, Slow Power
Qualities: Ambush Predator, Extra Natural Weapons, Fast Flier, Gift of Speech, Keen Eyesight, Improved Powers, Improved Soak, Minor Virtue: Magic Blood (Human), Minor Virtue: Puissant in Awareness, Minor Virtue: Second Sight, Minor Virtue: Wilderness Sense, Personal Power (x4)
Inferiorities: Reduced Might (x4), Susceptible to Deprivation
Personality Traits: Fierce +3, Loyal to Lucas +3, Merciful +1
Reputations: None
Soak: +4
Fatigue Levels: OK, 0/0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-2), -3 (3-4), -5 (5-6), Incapacitated (7-8), Dead (9+)
Abilities: Area Lore: Iberian Tribunal 2 (geography), Area Lore: Normandy Tribunal 3 (geography), Area Lore: Provençal Tribunal 2 (geography), Area Lore: Pyrenees 1 (geography), Area Lore: Andorra 1 (geography), Artes Liberales - Latin alphabet 1 (ritual magic), Athletics 5 (climbing flight), Awareness 4 (spotting prey), Brawl 4 (talons), Concentration 2 (using powers), Dead Language: Latin 4 (hermetic usage), Etiquette 1 (magi), Hunt 4 (game birds), Magic Lore 2 (creatures), Magic Theory 3 (assisting in the lab), Order of Hermes Lore 2 (House Mercere), Second Sight 5 (piercing illusions), Stealth 2 (ambushing prey), Survival 3 (mountains), Wilderness Sense 5 (direction)
Empowered Powers: Mental Communication (Horus-to-Lucas, thoughts, images, emotions), Mental Communication (Lucas-to-Horus, thoughts, images, emotions)


Golden: +2
Silver: +0
Bronze: +2


Eyes of the Falcon (Eagle) InIm 25
Imaginem, 0 Might points, Init +5
(R: Vision, D: Sun, T: Ind.)

Human Shape MuFo 20
Corpus, 0 Might points, Init +4
(R: Pers., D: Sun, T: Ind., Slow Power)

Veil of Invisibility PeIm 20
Imaginem, 0 Might points, Init +5
This spell only works when Horus is in the air.
(R: Pers., D: Sun, T: Ind., Restricted)

Wizard’s Sidestep ReIm 10
Imaginem, 0 Might points, Init +5
(R: Pers., D: Sun, T: Ind.)

[table][tr][th][left]General Abilities[/left][/th] [th][left]Specialty[/left][/th][th]Score[/th] [th]Exp.[/th] [th][left]Notes[/left][/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Area Lore: Iberian Tribunal[/td] [td]Geography[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Area Lore: Normandy Tribunal[/td] [td]Geography[/td] [td][center]3[/center][/td] [td][center]30[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Area Lore: Provençal Tribunal[/td] [td]Geography[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Area Lore: Pyrenees[/td] [td]Geography[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td][td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Area Lore: Andorra[/td] [td]Geography[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Artes Liberales - Latin alphabet[/td] [td]Ritual Spellcasting[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Athletics[/td] [td]Swift flying[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]75[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Awareness[/td] [td]Spotting prey[/td] [td][center]4+2[/center][/td] [td][center]55[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Brawl[/td][td]Talons[/td][td][center]4[/center][/td] [td][center]50[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Concentration[/td] [td]Using powers[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][tr][td]Dead Language: Latin[/td] [td]Hermetic Usage[/td] [td][center]4[/center][/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td] [td]Familiar Bonus[/td][/tr][/tr]
[tr][td]Etiquette[/td] [td]Magi[/td] [td][center]1[/center][/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hunt[/td] [td]Game birds[/td] [td][center]4[/center][/td] [td][center]50[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Living Language: French[/td] [td]Bourgeneon[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td] [td]Familiar Bonus[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Living Language: Occitan[/td] [td]Catalan[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]0[/center][/td] [td]Familiar Bonus[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magic Lore[/td] [td]Creatures[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Magic Theory[/td] [td]Assisting in the Lab[/td] [td][center]3[/center][/td] [td][center]44[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Order of Hermes Lore[/td] [td]House Mercere[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Second Sight[/td] [td]Piercing Illusions[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]70[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Stealth[/td][td]Sneaking up on prey[/td] [td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]15[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Survival[/td] [td]Mountains[/td][td][center]3[/center][/td] [td][center]30[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Teaching[/td] [td]Apprentices[/td][td][center]2[/center][/td] [td][center]18[/center][/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Wilderness Sense[/td] [td]Direction[/td] [td][center]5[/center][/td] [td][center]70[/center][/td][/tr][/table]


Lucas and his family have settled into a small estate on the outskirts of Palma along a busy road into the city. They live in a small manor house with an olive grove, an orange grove, and a vineyard attached. The the vineyard and the groves are of moderate size and bring in about 30£ a year.

The manor house is located on the site where an ancient Roman temple once stood. In fact, a watchtower overlooking the sea is built precisely where the temple was, even to the point of using some of its stone in its construction. Having the regio has caused the place to experience certain peculiarities (including magical pests) that have given it a reputation for being haunted. In fact, that’s how Lucas was able to get the manor house in the first place. Lucas has placed his laboratory in the first level of the regio, where a copy of the original Roman temple still stands.

A manor house was built many years ago for a very well-to-do fence who dealt with local pirates. The man had chosen this location because the rumors of hauntings kept others away and made moving stolen goods easier. This fence had a secret and secure basement room installed that he used to hide items to be fenced or people on the run. Lucas has converted this room into a safe room for his family to go should there be any trouble in the manor.

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - Ground Floor[/size]

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - First Floor[/size]

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - Second Floor[/size]


  1. Fora portal
  2. Main clastra
  3. Galleries
  4. Stairway
  5. Secondary entry hall
  6. Chapel
  7. Sitting room
  8. Hall
  9. Master dining room
  10. Master kitchen
  11. Cardinal bedroom
  12. Galleries
  13. Bedrooms
  14. Archives
  15. Servant’s quarters
  16. Store
  17. Stable
  18. Equipment for animals
  19. Grange
  20. Pantry
  21. Domestic kitchen
  22. Pigsty
  23. Hen
  24. Tool magazine
  25. Shed chariots
  26. Work clastra
  27. Oil mill
  28. Oil store
  29. Servant’s preparation room
  30. Storeroom
  31. Storeroom
  32. Great Basin
  33. Family safe room

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - Main Entrance[/size]

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - Side View[/size]

[size=150]Lucas's Quarter - Main Clastra[/size]


+0 Journeyman

+1 Regio (Leads to an inner temple)
+3 Strong Aura (Site of an ancient Roman temple)

-0 Island (Located on the coast)
-3 Urban/City (located on the outskirts of Palma)
+0 Partially Controlled Regio

+0 Manor House (including grounds, small olive grove, small vineyard, and small orange grove)
+1 Edifice/Important Building/Special Feature – watch tower
+1 Edifice/Important Building/Special Feature – hidden, reinforced cellar

+2 Private Income, (x2) (olives, grapes, and oranges) [+30£]

+2 Increased Staff (x2) (6 Guards)
+1 Magical Staff
-1 Magical Pests (escaped spirits)

+1 Local Ally (???)
-1 Hangout (local tavern)

Free Staff
1 Valet - Andre [favored grog]
1 Steward [specialist]
7 Guards [trained soldiers]
1 Shield Grog – Petrus [favored grog]
1 Housekeeper
1 Groundskeeper
1 Cook

Additional Staff
3 Scribes [-6£]
2 Maids [-2£]
1 Seamstress [-1£]
2 Footmen [-2£]
1 Cook's assistant [-1£]
1 Scullery maid [-1£]
1 Assistant groundskeeper [-1£]
1 Yard boy [-1£]

Total Staff Cost: 15£

[size=150]LUCAS'S LABORATORY[/size]

Lucas’s laboratory is located in the first layer of a regio overlapping Lucas’s manor house and surrounding grounds. In particular, it is located on top of the old watch tower overlooking the sea. The regio’s first layer contains a copy of the ancient Roman temple to Hecate that used to stand where the watch tower is today. Lucas has taken over this temple as his laboratory, and has been accepted by the magical servants, who have been waiting for centuries for someone to serve. Unfortunately, some of these servants have escaped into the real world, where they cause trouble in the manor house and the grounds associated with it. The watchtower contains a shadow lab that appears to be dedicated to natural philosophy, particularly to studying the birds of Mallorca.

[size=150]The Temple:[/size]

[size=150]The Watchtower:[/size]

Took me a dreadfull while, but I just updated his page on the wiki :smiley:

And I noticed 2 errors:

  • Brawl (alertness): Really? :wink:
  • Horus's might: It shouldn't be 6: Base might 10, +4 for size (-4), -4 for reduced might = 10 :smiley:

Love the image of the lab! Nicely done!

Oops. :blush:

That should be Brawl (dodging).

Can't Dodge what you can't see?

Updated through Spring 1235.

Updated through Spring, 1235 (just before the Rescue the Princess adventure in the Summer).

[size=150]1235 (Age 37)[/size]
Spring: Invent spells from text: Wizard's Leap (ReCo 15) and Incantation of Paralyzation (ReCo 20) [LT=46] (2 xp Re)

Just to say: The "Lucas in 1235" is, like all such pages, a snapshot of the character at the start of that year, for archive/historical purposes. The page you should updade is the "character sheet" page.
I intend to take such snapshots at regular times, in order to give people a "magi of hermes" feel.

=> I've swapped things, restoring the "before play" page and updating the "current" one.

BTW, for what it's worth, I like lucas. He's not a combat monster, but he's a very useful guy to have around, with a wide range of abilities (and tethered/harnessed magic). And he and Wirth seems quite similar in some aspects.

Ah, my bad. I got confused. Sorry about that.