DISCLAIMER: If you are a player in a Rhine saga and your SG reads this forum, I would advise against reading this thread in case he wants to use this plot line. There, you have been warned
Yesterday I was tinkering with a vitki character (and ended up with 600 XP in abilities for what I wanted in the 0.1 version ). Today I have printed it at work, and after looking at his V&F (which included Gentle Gift, Dark Secret and "OoH lore 1" it hit me. the original idea was to have him posing as a Custos or mercenary in a covenant, to learn stuff about the Order. But what if I did put him inside the order?
What if a magical botch uncovers that a Redcap working in one of the northern tribunals is in fact a Vitki?. Imagine that the "redcap lineage" of this line comes from a Danish redcap that first entered the order say 120 years ago, and that (on close examination) all the members of this line have served the order for 3 tribunal periods and then retired, only to "die" or disappear after a period of around 5-10 years each. (Since they were retired and had returned their items, they were out of the Order's radar).
That opens a whole area of plot possibilities, with the Rhine (and other) tribunals likely going berserk.
Will the redcaps accept to be subject to scrying, even if that might uncover secrets of other magi in the order that they have sworn to protect?
What if there are several redcaps infiltrated?
What if there were infiltrators in other tribunals as well?
What if MOST redcaps are infiltrators?
What if this is an isolated case and the OoOdin really doesn't exist? What if it is not and we are in the brink of a magical Judgement Day?
Does this confirm that the OoOdin is real? What other mages are collaborating with them? Those that call for quietness and tranquility before retailation surely are collaborators! Shot first and ask questions later!
OPther magi might take advantage of the scrying to accuse someone of being a collaborator, shot/kill and then fabricate proof against them as well....
The potential is too good to waste. However, being what it is, this would totally blow my saga to pieces and spell doom for the character's covenant (vitkir will already be there since the saga is set on Man, and the magi will have to thread a fine line not to be called "collaborators of the Order of Odin" in the first place) so I decided to share in case someone likes it