Soo its 1224 and Heru goes to Egypt, which means adventure ahoy!
At this point in time there are no Hermetic magi officially in the area, and so its not a Tribunal, which means no monitoring. Also at this point the Crusade ended and so the city of Damietta is back in Egyptian hands.
Heru doesn't plan on making this his home base but the region does give him some potentials that he can't really do elsewhere - namely, he can basically use his presence to create whatever he wants. Which is why I am thinking he might decide instead of there being just one covenant site he develops three - one in Siwa, one in Ikhimdi, an the third in Adulis. The Siwa one is for desert trade between Egypt and Africa. The Ikhmindi one is for access to the Nile and all its important sites. The Adulis one is for the future, the potential of greater access to the Red Sea. I figure that considering how long it has been since he has become a magi I bet there are enough recent apprentices turned magi that he could populate all three, all he needs is anywhere between 12 to 15 magi.
Besides me needing to find the various story seeds that lead him to finding and then claiming all three sites I have one more idea I really, really, want to do - I want him to use his magic to basically create the Suez Canal. A bigger, grander, more ornate version. Considering his virtues and his stats him using a Creo Terram spell to create the canal should totally be possible. Especially since at max its +4 to +5 size, with plenty of space in between. Even more him having canal building spells would probably be something he might find useful in the future anyway.
I have one more thought, if he finds a place to build a fourth covenant he can create the Egyptian Tribunal which could be voted on in the Grand Tribunal of 1228. (Which, as a related note, I am going to really need to think deeply on what antics he gets up to at said Grand Tribunal, espeically due to all the stuff he has been doing the last almost three decades since becoming a magi. But that is another conversation, hehe) Where the fourth site should be I do not know.
Anyway, I gotta ask, any thoughts or ideas or fun potential twists and turns and plot seeds that could occur over the year? Any logical reasons that he should not do what he is thinking to do. Any ideas on maybe him going even farther? hehe