Iris of Brocolitia Ex Verditius
Filia Chremylus of Verditius
Background: Iris is the daughter of an unknown mundane and one of the Fay that resides near to the ruins of the old Mythrian temple at brocolitia - located near to Carrawburgh in Northumberland - she claims to trace her linage back to a nymph once worshiped at that site called Coventina.
Iris was apprenticed by a Magus of the Burnham covenant called Chremylus. The verditius magus had struck a deal with Iris' Undine mother - agreeing to enchant an item for the Undine in exchange for her allowing the Magus to take her daughter as his apprentice - it was agreed that the item was to be delivered before the young apprentice would undertake her gauntlet.
Chremylus was overconfident and immensely proud, and in his negotiations he failed to spot a loophole in the terms they laid down that allowed the fay to request a device of such complexity and power that to complete it he would require more vis than his covenant currently possessed, an amount he was unlikely to be able to secure.
However, the deal with the fay had been struck and the fay had invoked dire consequences should the covenant between the Magus and the fay be broken.
Despite her mother's duplicity Chremylus dedicated himself to teaching the young Iris as much as he could whilst also working on the device for the fay. As time passed Iris' master became more insular and isolated from anyone but his Filla as he focused solely on teaching his apprentice and finishing the device the fay had tricked him into producing.
As the deadline approached and iris' gauntlet grew closer Chremylus became more and more desperate - in an attempt to gather the necessary resources he had begun stealing vis from already claimed sites before it could be harvested - in the year of Iris' gauntlet her master was caught raiding the vis source of a Loch Leglean covenant - he escaped with the vis but shortly thereafter was marched by a group of Scottish magi and killed - his covenant refused to protect him believing he had stolen Vis from their stocks as well.
Iris' gauntlet was administered by a Quasitor for lack of a master and though she is still a member of House Verditius she is viewed by the other members of her house as being the reason for the downfall of Renatus, who had been well liked in the house. Many blame her for the situation he ended up in - believing she and her fay mother had somehow bewitched the Magus and tricked him, whilst Magi of other houses view her with suspicion, fearing that the apple has not fallen far from the tree non are happy to see her in their territories and would undoubtedly blame her if any Vis were to go missing whilst she is around.
She is looking for a new start - and has hopes that the letter from Fehngeld indicates that someone is willing to treat her as an individual rather than assume she bears the same sin as her parens. The formal letter inviting her to an interview at Fehngeld is probably the nicest and warmest correspondence she has had with another Mage since completing her gauntlet and she is desperate for a new start
Appearance: Pale skin and long black hair - Iris favors a long gown or robe of muted colors, usually a worn blue. Her eyes are a particularly noteworthy feature being a muted green and without irises marking her fay heritage. She is quite lithe and normally composed and reserved - unfortunately she has inherited a mercurial temperament from her fay side and can be thrown into a raging fury if her ability is mocked or if someone mocks her creations.
Her casting tools take the form of a small charm bracelet
Confidence: 1 (3)
Characteristics: Int +3, Per 0, Pre -2, Com +1, Str 0, Sta +2, Dex +1, Qik -1
Virtues: The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Verditius Magic*, Elemental Magic, Strong Undine Blood (Underwater Actions: +2) [Physical Quirk: Eyes without irises], Lesser Immunity (Drowning), Second Sight*, Affinity with Magic Theory, Puissant Silversmith, Inventive Genius (Invent Lab Totals: +3)
Flaws: Fury - when enchanting ability or creations are mocked (Enraged: +3 damage, -1 on all other scores), Weak Magic Resistance (When Hair is Dry), Driven (Become respected in the order - wipe away the stain of my Parens), No Sense of Direction, Infamous Master, Covenant Upbringing
Personality Traits: Inquisitive +2, Mercurial +3, Pensive +1
Reputations: Parens stole Vis and was Marched (Among magi) 3
Area Lore: Northumberland (Rivers) 1
Artes Liberales (astronomy) 1
Awareness (searching) 2
Language: English (expansive vocabulary) 5
Folk Ken (magi) 1
Language: Latin (hermetic usage) 4
Magic Theory (enchanting items) 5
Parma Magica (Vim) 1
Philosophiae (natural philosophy) 1
Second Sight (regiones) 1
Silversmith (jewelry) 3+2
Stealth (in water) 1
Swim (underwater maneuvering) 2+2
Arts: Cr 2, In 7, Mu 5, Pe 0, Re 7, An 0, Aq 6, Au 2, Co 0, He 0, Ig 2, Im 0, Me 0, Te 6, Vi 2
Wizard's Sigil: Fizzing bubbles
Lungs of the Fish (MuAq(Au) 20) +13
Doublet of Impenetrable Silk (MuAn 15) +7
Push of the Gentle Wave (ReAq 15) +15
Broom of the Winds (CrAu 15) +6
Intuition of the Forest (InHe 10) +9
The Miner's Keen Eye (InTe 20) +15
Spasms of the Uncontrolled Hand (ReCo 5) +9
The Crystal Dart (Mu(Re)Te 10) +13
Rusted Decay of Ten-Score Years (PeTe 10) +8
Personal possessions: Clothing - Wizardly Robes, Casting Tools - Charm Bracelet