What about Provence?
Rhine and Provencal tribunals don't have a border. Provencal is actually quite small in area.
There's a map on pg. 201 of the main book.
Provence is about 250 miles to the south, but we are right at the border of Normandy, Alps and Rhine. There is this nice image with the rough borders of the Tribunals overlaid on a more recent map of Europe, I don't remember where I found it. It shows rough borders and approx. positions of canon covenants.
Cool map, though it should be noted that a number of those covenant sites are incorrect.
That map is a bit inaccurate, as the Provencal Tribunal (according to the map in Faith & Flame) actually goes as far north as Lyon. But that is still quite some way from Basel, which is the closest large city near Tugurium.
But the point is that no, Provence has no claim on that territory. Trying to join the Provençal Tribunal would be very hard to justify.
Nice to know it's innacurate, I didn't look at the map from F&F (or most of the others source books, for that matter).
That map is a joke - Durenmar isn't even within the black forest!
@Arthur Thanks for the clarification
Eikona's arrival got me thinking: how much does the villagers know about the covenant? Do they know us as "the weird people in the manor" or as "the weird magic people in the manor"?
Does anyone knows we are magi? Father Luc, the Telsberg family...?
How much more ooc stuff are you planning to write into an ic thread?
The offending thread has long been edited by the way. Sorry for not being able to guess your mind.
The way my character behaves on her approach should be for me to decide. If she decides to be extra polite and express that she doesn't consider herself a member of the covenant yet, then she can do that.
I have to sleep sometimes, you know.
And this post is the first notification I have received that you had edited your first post.
I wasn't "offended" by the post. My point was not to dictate how your maga made her approach. I was simply making sure you (the player) was aware of all the information your maga would have had before making that approach, and that you (the player) was aware of the potential impacts of her current path.
Taking me to task for trying to give you all the information does sound a bit rude, BTW. Of course, that may not have been your intent.
That is simply untrue. I had noted that in the ic thread before posting here - the post is still there.
So yes, my post above in this thread expresses my irritation that you ignored my corrected version and the fact that there was a corrected version and had posted more ooc stuff instead.
Your latest post indicates that you simply misread, which is why I suggest you return to posting ic so we can bury this unpleasantness.
This would be in-character information that would have been shared later, but may also have been mentioned in letters.
For the villagers, you are the "weird people in the valley" for now. Leonardus' last visit was over 8 years ago and he was an infrequent visitor. So for the most part the villagers were only exposed to the mostly-mundane inhabitants of Tugurium, with Julius as the steward of the place.
The only one who knows for sure that Leonardus was some sort of magus is the head of the Telsberg family, who had made a deal about forty years ago for use of the valley in exchange for some magical services (including a longevity ritual for himself and his wife).
There may be others who know or suspect, but you don't know who they are and how much they know.
That is true, but the forum does not notify me when someone edits a post, and I had made my response before you did the edition. Or maybe I was writing it as you were editing. All I can say is that yes, I had reread your initial post before commenting and that no, I was not aware it had been edited when I posted my answer.
Those things happen. Getting irritated about that and trying to assign blame is pointless. Any unpleasantness was certainly unintended on my part.
I have already deleted my OOC posts in the story topic, BTW. They will completely disappear in 24h.
I've done my share of ic thread cleaning now.
Ok, just to make sure we are not in one of these weird villages where the magical nature of the covenant is an open secret.
I'm sure my character would ask a number of questions but since the othe rplayers have asked them already, I don't think I have to repeat therm.
As for clever new questions - I have nothing intelligent to ask.
That's fine and thank you for letting us know.
I'm giving a chance to everyone to ask questions regarding the site of the covenant and its inhabitants
So far, I have focused on giving a sense of the place -- large and mostly empty, changing due to its magical nature, with the people living there being slightly unusual.
For example, anyone with Second Sight would have realized that Julius isn't really human once they saw his face, but I am also giving plenty of hints for the other magi to speculate on. (Or question Clusius about the steward.)
Just a minor note, Wolfgang greeted everyone with similar courtesy, but everyone other than Eikona set off the alarm bell so he was in the tower just in case and didn't make his appearance until later.
Except for a few mechanical decisions, Regulus is at Confluensis waiting for Augustus Nero to be ready!
Soon he will be at the council room shocking everyone with his progressive ideas (some would call it "delusion", he is aware; his pater is one of them).
EDIT: Arthur, when the time is proper will you write their arrival at the covenant? Or should I try my hand at it?
It's rare that Wolfgang meets someone who can outdo his "outrageous Pater" stories.
Is there more we should know about the actual manor house, other than the changing nature when unoccupied? Does it also maintain itself to fit it's usage? (Meaning seldom used parts are very rundown, dusty, etc.; but regular use makes parts of the building spontaneously improve?)