Apprenticed to Gudrun Tigurina ex Verditius, Artificer at Durenmar
Wolfram was born to a semi-prominent ironworker/forge-jockey in Strassburg, the 3rd of 5 children. And although he had a special affinity for working with iron from an early age - it was estimated that he might outshine his father by the time he hit his early teens were he to continue as a metalsmith - his disability would probably cause more problems than it would be worth. Having dwarfism is not a recommended stature when working with hot metals and fire. But he loved being in the shop with his father, even if his father was somewhat less than enthused about his only son's disability.
By the age of 9, he had started to display some interesting talents. It seemed that metals were more pliable in his hands, and his definite gift for being a metalsmith was showing through. However, his magical Gift was also starting to show through, and it was beginning to make people around him more uncomfortable than normal. If not for a chance meeting with Gudrun Tigurina - who was in Strassburg to purchase materials for his own crafting - the boy may never have been discovered. But when Gudrun ran into the boy in the shop, it immediately struck him that this youngling was definitely Veriditius material. An affinity for a craft, and the Gift? A few hours of conversation later, and Wolfram's father was happy to ship the boy off to Durenmar as an apprentice magus.
Short and a bit stocky. Wolfram rises to a towering 3'2", and weighs in at a ghastly 70 total pounds. He has brown hair and eyes, and is normally seen wearing clothing appropriate for a blacksmith instead of a magus. He always carries a small hammer on his right hip, with a small knife on his left.
Age: 25 (born 1182 AD)
Confidence: 1 (3)
Characteristics: Int +2, Per +2, Str -1, Sta 0, Pre -1, Com 0, Dex +1, Qik 0
Virtues: The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Verditius Magic, Major Magical Focus (Metals, specifically Iron), Affinity with Blacksmith, Book Learner, Inventive Genius, Personal Vis Source (Terram)[sup]1[/sup], Puissant Magic Theory, Puissant Terram, Skilled Parens
Flaws: Deficient Technique (Muto), Dwarf, Overconfident, Primogeniture Lineage[sup]2[/sup]
Personality Traits: Overconfident +3, Honest +2, Enjoys Complex Plans +1
- Area Lore, Strassburg (Geography) 2
- Artes Liberales (Mathematics) 1
- Awareness (Searching) 1
- Bargain (Enchanted Items) 2
- Blacksmith (Forging Wheels & Gears) 5
- Brawl (Knives) 1
- Code of Hermes (Tribunal Procedures) 1
- Concentration (Lab Work) 2
- Folk Ken (Magi) 2
- French (Lorrain) 2
- Guile (Fast Talking) 2
- High German (Native; Extensive Vocabulary) 5
- Latin (Hermetic Usage) 4
- Magic Theory (Enchanting Items) 4+2
- Order of Hermes Lore (Politics) 2
- Parma Magica (Terram) 1
- Philosophiae (Natural Philosophy) 2
Magical Arts: Cr 5, In 4, Mu 0, Pe 0, Re 5, An 0, Aq 0, Au 0, Co 5, He 0, Ig 5, Im 0, Me 0, Te 10+3, Vi 0
For a brief moment, the heat of a searing forge. Followed immediately by the brief scent of smelting iron.
- Gift of the Frog's Legs (ReCo 15) +10
- Heat of the Searing Forge (CrIg 10) +10
- The Miner's Keen Eye (InTe 20) +17
- Palm of Flame (CrIg 5) +10
- Pilum of Fire (CrIg 20) +10
- Pit of the Gaping Earth (PeTe 15) +13
- Rise of the Feathery Body (ReCo 10) +10
- Touch of Midas (CrTe 20) +21
- The Unseen Porter (ReTe 10) +18
- Wall of Protecting Stone (CrTe 25) +18
Carried: Small Hammer, Small Knife. May occasionally be seen with a leather-bound book and quill.
1 - The Personal Vis Source is the collection of iron shavings from the dirt deposited onto Wolfram's clothing throughout daily life. The dirt is collected weekly, and then the shavings are filtered out of that dirt monthly. This amounts to about 3 pawns of Terram Vis every year.
2 - Wolfram is in line for Primus of House Verditius. The current line: Wolfram, 1st apprentice to Gudrun, 1st apprentice to Stouritus, 1st apprentice to Imanitosi.