It is a cold day on the shores of the loch. A cold, misty drizzle falls on the covenant, and those who don't have to be outside generally aren't.
At mid-day, Muriel inghean Tairdhealbhach (Insula Canaria's chatelaine) rings the bell in the tower by the Revel Hall. Three times three the bell tolls, to summon the magi to Council. Ding-ding-ding, ding-ding-ding, ding-ding-ding.
When the new magi arrive, they see two (or three, depending on how you count them) are already in their places in the Council Chambers. Boudicca is seated in a chair by the head of the table. Eilid, in her Heartbeast, is standing at the head of the table (which is farthest from the door). Behind her is a chalkboard. In one corner is a transparent man, wearing a robe with several bloodstains on the front and seated on an old chair.
The two magae greet everyone as they come in. When the last magus is seated (there are chairs enough for everyone around the table, even if they may be a little closer to each other than one might find comfortable), Eilid speaks.
[color=brown]"Good afternoon, sodales," the doe says. [color=brown]"Welcome to your first meeting of the Council of Magi of the Covenant of Insula Canaria. I trust you have all met each other?"
If not, she will allow time for everyone to introduce themselves to whomever they've not met yet.
[color=brown]"I've had Diana make copies of the charter for you all to review, if you've not already taken the time to do so, and we can discuss it before you sign our Covenant."