I shall begin, then. Iâ€™ve been playing Ars Magica for about four years, and I currently have a tabletop saga set on the coast of the Black Sea and am involved in several excellent Play by Posts here on the forums.
I want this saga to something that grabs everyone by the horns because it has something in it that you want your character to deal with. I want it to be driven by the PCs as much as possible, with me pushing the narrative and raising the stakes. In my perfect world, this saga will end in the fullness of time, with us all building towards that ending - we'll see how it goes. Feel free to PM me or post here if you have comments, questions, suggestions, or things you want to embark on. I'll start putting story threads up in the next day or two.
Speaking of stories . The first sort-of story thread is up. This is for you to write something short featuring your magus and perhaps some bit characters or Redcaps. It can be a monologue, a description of a chance meeting, a letter to or from a friend, enemy, or senior magus of the White Lady, a description of a hook or unfinished adventure, even a memoir, looking back on "how it all started". Anything works, as long as what's described occurs before you arrive at the covenant, introduces us to your character, and hints at what's to come. I want a sense of him or her, and an inkling of what she's thinking as she comes to live in a new place. I encourage you to tie back to earlier posts to give continuity.
Your post can be as short or as long as is reasonable; if a few good sentences is appropriate, that's great. Ostentisbly, none of you have met yet, so there will probably be no dialogue between you, I will post "proper" story threads in the next day or so, as more magi come in.