In the interests of moving forward, I suggest we post character plans here.
Wolfgang is learning the aegis, then binding his familiar. During that time and for the rest of the year he will be corresponding with everyone in the ash gild, ostensibly to let them know where he has settled down, but actually to sound people out for sponsorship. At a winter council meeting, he will go over what sponsors, if any, he feels good about, and discuss next steps with the others who have close ties to the Rhine (Julia and Marcus, mainly, I think?).
Marcus would like to install his lab and either work on some trade goods for the covenant or improve his lab. He would be more than happy to help Wolgang, and to go on the diplomatic mission if people want him. He will also send letters to everyone in the rhine who he thinks he might still have positive relationships with.
Let's use the saga calendar for planned activities. I know I indicated this was for saga-wide events, but it's also a planning tool. As things actually happen we can clean up each season from individual activities.
Not sure if it's running down or if we are waiting for other people to manifest before going on. Maybe a bit of both. =P
To me the only important thing that I'd still like to discuss with the council (and that maybe we could discuss OOC) is if everyone agrees that travel expenses should be compensated by Tugurium (maybe up to a few pawns, eg., 5), because this changes Regulus itinerary a bit.
@Arthur, how did Augustus Nero and Regulus arrived at Tugurium? I was assuming portals + Cunfin, but... I was also assuming that there was a small retinue with Augustus, but is this true? If so, is this retinue going to return by foot?
Finally, perusing the library records of Confluensis would require how much time? I'm thinking that most of the season would be required (so saving 20 days of travel time makes some difference), but if you tell me that a couple of days would suffice... What I'm trying to avoid is to spend one season going, one season researching and one season returning.
Just to be sure, I think there is a mismatch in the Saga Calendar years (the first post should be 1205, but it is 1204). We are currently in Spring 1205. The idea is to have the planned activities for 1205 or all seasons up to Spring 1206?
Augustus tried to convey to Regulus that mundane land travel has its place in Hermetic life. Something about seeing how mundanes live, what is happening on the ground, rumours and tales, conditions of the normal people, etc.
Travel magic is overrated. What we need is magic equipment for travel. Where are the carts without horses produced by the verditii? The giant iron snakes that gobble down people, cross the land in one night and regurgitate them safely at the end of the journey? =9