Corvus was born and raised in the south of France and apprenticed by a maga Trianomae with an interest in foreign magic and the Order’s frontiers.
As Corvus detested the atmosphere of conflict in Normandy Tribunal he was fostered to a “friend of the family” an older Magus in Thebes with a lineage connected to his mater’s. His support of the Frankish crusaders and the new dynasty in Constantinople was unpopular with many Theban magi. After his Gauntlet he moved to the Levant to support a group of magi working with a chapter of Templars. With several of his new sodales working with investigating the Order of Suleiman, as well as battling them in correspondence with the Crusading effort, Corvus lends a hand with his bird-based espionage. This also allows him to keep an eye on the workings of his sodales. He works as a junior assistant to the Winter Tenens Occultorum- his former foster pater.
Corvus is a pious Christian and conforms to the demands made by the Templars on their Supernatual allies. His Gentle Gift as well as skills of diplomacy and scheming allows him to both help his less pious sodales stay on the Templars’ good side, and travel to the surrounding area to set up the mundane agents of his espionage network.
He is deadly curious, and this is his driving trait. He has no lofty goals of greatness for the Order, or dreams of personal fame. He just can’t help himself snooping around. In his rational mind he knows all out warfare with the Order of Suleiman is dangerous, but he is sufficiently arrogant to believe his work can turn the table. But someone else needs to do the fighting.
[Edit: His minor Focus and minor Potency will be names "ravens" but includes all birds of the corvid family. This covers several species of ravens, crows, and rooks.]