I need som advice on an idea I got, regarding introducing more people to Ars Magica at my regular club.
I have contemplated starting them off as apprentices,companions, newly gauntled magi etc, and weighing the pros and cons. Reading parts of the Lion and Lily, stirred an idea, which I think could combine them learning the game with my enjoyment of running the saga as Alpha.
The idea stems from the Arthurian sagas mentioned in the Brittany section of Lion and Lily with Merlin being interred in a stone/regio by Viviane. Soo....what if Merlin escaped? What if Morgaine le Fey still lived? And Viviane? Maybe Lancelot?
Inspired somewhat by ”The Mists of Avalon” there are a plethora of characters, which could either be in the regio with Merlin or in Avalon. Them escaping or coming out into the world again would certainly agitate the Order, when it becomes known!
Would they fight them? Offer them to join? Ignore them? Or?
This would probably depend on several factors. Can the identity of these legends be established? What magical prowess/abilities do they have? How do they approach the order – as supplicants or the opposite? As Merlin/Morgaine etc have traditionally (AFAIK) been somewhat associated with druidic orders, will the Order view them as Diedne, and destroy them outright?
And on a mechanical note: What would be their virtues, abilities, magic? To make it easy, I thought of using standard Bonisagus Magic Theory peppered with some supernatural abilities, maybe some spells, which break limits, and some forms/techniques they do not have access to?
What house would eventually offer to take them? Probably ex Misc., but if going with this idea I think I would like to run with them creating their own house.
Lots of questions and maybes, thank you in advance for taking your time to ponder this