Thomas Learmont the Rhymer, Criamon at GAUNTLET
Voting Sigil - a mirror-smooth oval disc of silver
Casting Sigil - desaturated colors (“flashback coloration”)
The Gift, Magus, Enigmatic Wisdom(free), Path of Seeming)
Privileged Upbringing (Minor, General) - Born of the puppet nobles who keep Horn Hill out of trouble, Thomas was born into the good life.
MMF - Scrying (learning information that is distant in space or time from the caster) (Major, Hermetic)
Premonitions (Minor, Supernatural)
Affinity with Intellego (minor hermetic)
Inventive Genius (minor Hermetic)
Pussiant Intellego (Minor Hermetic)
Good Teacher (minor Gen)
Free Study (m H)
- This here comprises the "catch 22" of the Hermetic Order's problem with Thomas. He was born to scry, which is an offense, but he's just so gorram good at it, that you want to leave him off the hook, in case he makes a breakthrough.
Heir/Close Family Ties (minor Story) - he's either the supposed heir of Horn Hill's puppet noble, or his natural and noble family are close enough to the covenant setting to cause problems.
Covenant Upbringing (m Per) - raised in Horn Hill
Greater Maledict - Speak Only Known Truths (M Gen) - This won't start until after his misadventures in Tam Lin. However, the basic premise is that he can only say things which he knows are true. And since he's a Criamon, this ends up being a quite complex issue.
Obsessed with Scrying (minor Personality) - it's like being a gossip, only with magic
Visions (m, Story, Supernatural) - Yes, I know what the rules are about Story virtues. They're stupid. There is room enough for him to be plagued by visions AND have a family.
Deficient Technique (Perdo) - M Hermetic - so obsessed with Knowing Things, that he has a hard time destroying them.
Personality Traits : Studious +2, Noble Bred +3, Philosophical -2
Int +2 Per 0 Age: 20
Pre 0 Com +2 Size: 0
Str 0 Sta +1 Confidence: 1 /3
Dex 0 Qik 0 Warping:
AL: Scotland (nobility) 2
Athletics (climbing) 2
Stealth (nocturnal) 2
NLang Scottish (rhymes) 5
Latin (Hermetic) 4*
Artes Liberales (ritual) 2
Prof:Scribe (lab texts) 2
Code of Hermes (scrying) 2
Magic Theory (spells) 3
Parma Magica (Mentem) 1
Penetration (Intellego) 2
Enigmatic Wisdom (Twilight) 2
Premonitions (familial) 2
*from Privileged Upbringing
Rough outline of Post-Gauntlet Life:
Travels to Durenmar, so that people can keep an eye on him. He gets pretty good at Scribing and Library magics, since that's all anyone will "let" him do, though he does find some time to learn a few other spells and read some other books. Then he gets captured by Queen of Faeries at a party, newb wizard that he is. Only by the timely arrival of his True Love, Janet, does he escape.
I think it would be a lot of fun if True Tom's saga entrance was the actual end of the Tam Lin song -- with Janet clutching him hard to her chest as she flees from the Faeries, only to free him by casting him into some body of water appropriate to Canaries.
Thomas will have spent an uncertain amount of time among the faeries, with those seasons spent on the sort of skills one picks up at a Faerie party.
I'm also not sure how to handle the Path of Seeming. I assume that this is a normal Mystery advancement system, and with less than 10 years under his belt, it seems unlikely that he'd get past the First Station.
Note that Janet may very well qualify as a companion, being the sort of uppity Scottish Lass who saves her True Love from evil fairies. Also note that during the story of Tam Lin, she gets pregnant, possibly as some kind of virgin birth. I'm thinking about giving her the Personal Vis Source, to indicate a recurring experience wherein she gets pregnant, saves True Tom, and then gives birth to a baby boy who is worth Intellego Vis. Given the Criamon Vows against parenting, this would have some interesting repercurssions.