NOTE: This is from previous discussion, with my response tacked on. I only split this so Ravenscroft or I can add these to the wiki. (Unless Ravenscroft tells me he's changing this stuff before I get around to that.
Btw , i'm getting a bit confused as to where to post things.
The 100 pounds Serrano has will be for basic upkeep of the entertainers he has with him.
(02 pounds of silver per each person per year)
They will not be an entire troupe , but some of the older married members , with young children.
Not sure on numbers , but it wont be more than 12 or so , i think , an extended family group.
Two married couples (cousins/brother/sister) with 3 children each , one grandmother (matriarch)
and an older cousin with an ageing bear (of the dancing variety) (animal companion).
They have cousins (1st & 2nd or so) in the area to make contact with.
3 or 4 of them wil have the local language as native.
If possible , i would like the same 3 or 4 to have some Latin (not taught by Serrano)
For a teacher i was considering a Baccalaureate student from the University in Paris.
(we gained him on the pilgrim route)
But as i didnt spend any points on a specialist , maybe he can be a Companion.
My basic background for them is that they were entertainers on part of the Way of St James.
The older members will have done the entire route at least once , but not the children.
So they are married , Christian , Pious (at least +03) , enough to keep up appearances.
These are the people who raised Serrano for 07 years of his life , before apprenticeship.
He has travelled with them for his 05 years post-gauntlet.
As part of his background , during his apprenticeship , Serrano was not taught in a single covenant.
His Skilled Parens , trading use of Rego Craft skills with various covenants for training and lab use.
As a troupe of entertainers will seek a benefactor for shelter during winter , or a town ,
Serrano will have continued his Parens routine of trading his skills with various Covenants ,
or getting someone to make a deal with a Clothier in a town.
Having taken Dependent (page 53) as a Major Story Flaw , these people will be the family
of the Clan Matriarch (Dependent) , who is now too old to travel and needs to settle down.
She is the one who civilized the feral child found near a forest road , so he feels that helping is the right thing to do.
The married couples will also like to have non-mobile homes for a change.
Possessions will include wagons and horses , most of the props will be with the main troupe on the road.
Serrano having helped pay for some better quality horses over the past 05 years.