My SG has asked the troupe as to what long-term goals we want for our Magi.
I have answered that my character magus wishes to gain enough magical power to be respected and admired by all Magi, while remaining an ideal Tremere Magus. My SG has been asking for a specific example.
So I am thinking about how nearly every magus in our troupe has a Magical Focus in something other than Certamen, I have begun to wonder if it is truly impossible for a Magus to learn a second magical focus.
Perhaps I could tell my SG I want my Magus to work towards a Breakthrough that will grant him a second Magical Focus. Could anyone help me with arguments I could present to my SG.
The first question is - is it only Hermetic Magi who are limited to a single magical focus? ie is this a limitation of Hermetic Theory? Could some variety of Hedge Wizard have more than a single magical focus?
I have argued before that Guernicus managed to change his Terrae focus, into another focus related to finding the wizard who killed his master. But this was when Guernicus was non-Hermetic wizard.
If this is a limitation in Hermetic Theory, then it might require only a Minor Breakthrough. If it is a limitation for all magical wizards, then this may be a Major Breakthrough.
Consider a hypothetical Magus with the following virtues.
Cyclic Magic - During Winter
Special Circumstances - outside while snow is falling
All these bonuses should stack together when they all apply, possibly providing a bonus greater than all but an older mage might get from a Magical Focus.
If a magus can have all these stacking bonuses, why not a second magical focus?
Is it such a problem if a character has non-overlapping focii, say a focus in Certamen and a focus in Self-Transformation or in Familiars?
Have I overlooked anything?
My mage would happily work on giving Certamen extra abilities, if I could think of some. I have read on the forums about extra 'folds' for Parma Magica, is there anything similar for Certamen?