Hello! I'm creating a resume of non-hermetic traditions for my players (we are spanish speakers and being so many options in so many books make it difficult for us).
In this reading and exploration I'm now in Rival Magic and I have a lot of misunderstanding about Virgilian Magic, with a special focus in Vigilo (page 54 to 56). My problems are:
If I understand correctly: The magnitude of the rite is determined by the score in the School and not by the Ease factor? That means, a School of Boreas 8 wizard could do Ease Factor 9 and Ease Factor 15 rites and both can be dispelled with Level 40 Perdo Vim?
I don't understand the Range. It says is the Range between the warded area and the initiator, not the wizard that could be in the other part of the world. But then throw this: "Normally this will be Touch, as the initiator must attempt to breach the ward, or be within it, to trigger it. The wizard must, however, be at Touch range to cast the Vigilo rite in the first place." The wizard need or not being at the Range at the time of casting?
Virgilia magic can't use Personal Range [is a limit of their theory, I'm ok with that], can't use Voice because ward don't have voice, but you can have Range Sight? Arcane Connection? Some examples of how this would work with the "activation by initiator" part?
The example on page 56 is making my crazy with the experience points: How Frederick gain 14 experience points in ONE season of work? How THEN he only gain 15 by practicing for THREE seasons? (and the later still weird because practice give you 4 experience points, so he would have 12 not 15)
If anyone can help me to explain this in simple to my players, thank you very much!