Yeah, this is great Thanks PB. Cygna will definitely be racking up the story exps this time around.
I have to wonder though... You do your best writing, by far, when your characters are unhappy. You're not going to turn into another GRRM, are you?
"Oh, you all like this character? BEHEADED! You like this one too? BEHEADED! AND, I'll cut the head off his pet and sew their heads onto each others' corpses, because I'm an evil bastard! Haha! You like the bad boy with the heart of gold? Shit, I have prophecy he still has to fulfill, so I'll just chop off his hand. Everyone hates Cersei? TOUGH, she gets to live! Oh, and you like Dany? Let me waste 600 pages reminding you that 15 year old girls are actually quite annoying!!!"
Randomly reading through threads I didn't participate in has reminded me I was planning on sending letters to Julia. I should get on that.
That's a question I forgot to get explained. The book says that Fast Casting is only used in spontaneous spells... except for Mastered spell abilities, right? So anyone who fast-casts a formulaic spell is clearly mastered at that spell.
And leading into this: Is it standard for Magi to have lots of mastered spells, a few mastered spells, etc? Because I'm really new at the rules and traditions of Ars Magica. I'm trying to figure out ways that my character needs to develop, Hermetically. Because I know where I want to go with my normal skills.
Finally... I still need 2 covenant services: One BEFORE the Tribunal, one after.
He's designed as a combat monkey. He's also extremely fast, and can attain a 12 initiative point on an average die roll making him very hard to defend against. He has several spells mastered with obfuscated casting which makes it dificult to tell what Form the spell is.
On the one hand, he misses cygna, when he thinks about her (that is, when he's not with his other self), but he fears very much to hurt her, and doesn't know at all what to do.
He'll write to her, though, figuring this to be easier.
Around her... He'd be very tentative and ill-at-ease, fearful of hurting her even more. He wouldn't have a hard time being friends with her, because he fails to understand/realise how someone as wonderful than her could love him (in a way, he understands it, more like "cygna is so wonderful she has compassion and love for everyone, including me"). After the trial, he'll figure it's because he reminds her of Adorjan, and she punishes herself by thinking she's in love with him, although he doesn't deserve her.
He won't trust him much, though, as he felt it the last time, when holding cygna in his arms: He can be friend, but will avoid physical contact at all costs.
Well, it was quite moving and touching. Writing this, in-character, I understand your reaction, especially if you had some -not the best idea to have* music around.
Yeah, her temper got the better of her, I'll allow that. But anyone who walks up to a woman, especially when she's obviously frayed to the hem, and calls her ugly and says she has a lousy personality? I kinda think he had it coming. Imo.