News of 1142: The news has been blessedly slow this year- Pope Innocent II has raised his brother to the position of cardinal, and peace has been achieved in the Holy Roman Empire where a treaty has been signed confirming Conrad III as undisputed ruler and Holy Roman Emperor.
The Augustinian brotherhood is seething with plots, but the leadership is currently uncertain so it seems that for each plot a faction has another faction has a plot running counter to it. The Virgilians support the idea of making Roger II the center of a new Roman Empire, the Learneds feel this should center on Conrad III and the Ecumenical support making the church the center for a secular empire.
Vis deals for 1143: Aurum and Muto may be withdrawn at 1:1 from vis of account
The Praesidium has almost no Auram vis, Andros proposes withdrawing as much as possible. Some of the Magi were concerned about the interest -earning, this is a way of mitigating some interest accrual. (Looks pointedly ar Anna).
Danaë will withdraw 30 pawns or so of Auram from her vis of account.
Andros has no vis of account. Can he buy himself an account? I guess he could trade with the Magi who do have it, what are the Mercere’s terms? And the resident Verditius?
Hmm, Ignes.Festivus, Oliverius is interested in getting his hands on a lab text for a Ring/Circle version of Maintaining the Demanding Spell for the purposes of research and experimentation of effects. Would the esteemed maga Gloriana be willing to help him acquire a lab text for such a spell for a small fee?
Hi raccoomask! Not quite sure what Oliverius is proposing here? Is he looking for Gloriana to lend him vis (he has far more vis of account than she does!), is he looking for her to invent the spell and then translate it for the Covenant/Oliverius (not sure she has seasons nor inclination to do so in the next few years, and since she can milk a lot of vis in one season, it wouldn't be that inexpensive! This would require 2 seasons work), is he looking to gather her support to propose to the Council?
Aurthor has Circle that Maintains the Demanding Spell in his repertoire that I think is what Oliverius is looking for. Writing translated lab texts of his original creations for the library will be one of the tasks entrusted to his future apprentice.