Sebastiana València Ferrer i Verduce de Gironès is the only child born to Belinda of Harco by her Catalonian lover, Arnau Carles Ferrer i Gaçol, a descendant of El Cid. Belinda, herself a descendant of Belin, was delighted to learn her daughter was Gifted, and turned the child over to Gavriel of Castile. The Magus Mercere trained the child as an initiate of the Cult of Heroes, but she turned out to be a singular disappointment. While she always showed great potential, Tiana inherently lacks the sort of character they cultivate. Gavriel's frustration grew with the girl, and when opening her Arts, her Gift was destroyed. He sent the girl back to her mother, who assigned the girl to study as a Redcap under Belinda's brother, in Arnau's native Catalonia.
Temperate and modest, with an often self-deprecating sense of humor and a complete inability to accept praise, Tia left the Cult of Heroes and continued her studies in the Society of Belin, studying under her uncle Etrego. Tia has just taken up assignment at the Mercer House in Andorra, and she is quite relieved to put distance between herself and her former parens.
Int +2 Per +1
Str -3 Sta 0
Pre +4 Com +3
Dex 0 Qik -2
Redcap, Mythic Mimicry, Sure Traveler, Gift of Tongues, Great Presence, Unaffected by the Gift, Well-Traveled*
Legacy, Tormenting Master, Low Self Esteem, Humble, Magical Animal Companion (Catalan sheepdog pup), Close Family Ties
Proud -3, Hardworking +2, Brave -2
Animal Handling 2 (horses) (15)
Area Lore: Eastern Catalonia 2
Area Lore: Iberian Tribunal 3 (45)
Artes Liberales 3 (30)
Athletics 1 (distance running) (5)
Awareness (alertness) 2
Bargain 3 (30) (merchants)
Brawl 2 (dodge) (15)
Charm (opposite sex) 3
Etiquette 2 (15) (nobility)
Folk Ken 3 (30) (opposite sex)
Greek 4 (50)
Guile 2 (evasion) (15)
Intrigue 2 (alliances) (15)
Latin 6 (105)
Leadership 2 (15)
Magic Theory 3 (30)
Music 1 (5)
Order of Hermes Lore 4 (50)
Philosophiae 2 (15)
Profession: Scribe 3 (30)
Ride 3 (30) (speed)
Survival 4 (5) (forest)
Swim 2 (15) (staying alive)
Boots of the Longstrider. Casts Seven League Stride unlimited times per day.
Lucky Charm, a small wooden carving of an oak tree. Casts Intuition of the Forest once per day.
Collar of the Faithful Hound. Casts a ReAn version of Seven League Stride unlimited times a day, with 10 points of Penetration (36bp)
Castra Instantus ex Daernus. Small metal cube that when activated, creates a three-room stone house, complete with beds with fresh linen, and a crackling fire in the hearth. The metal cube sits nicely on the stone table CrTe(He,Ig) Base 3 +2 Size, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 requisites, +1 complexity, 1/day for final level of 35. (42bp)
Slim elm wand that casts Doublet of Impenetrable Silk 24x/day (24bp)
[i]Other Items Owned:[/i]
Summa, Code of Hermes L5 Q15 (30bp)
Summa, Order of Hermes Lore L5 Q15 (30bp)
Summa, Philosophiae L8 Q14 (38bp)
2 pawns of Corpus vis, 1 pawn of Creo vis
Apprenticeship + Well-traveled (450 total)
Part of Tiana's tutelage was under Gavriel of Castile; the rest of it was under her uncle Etrego. Her apprenticeship shows some influence from the Cult of Heroes, while the rest of it reflects those skills held dear by the Society of Belin. One of her duties in apprenticeship was to help her uncle gather vis from a herd of magical sheep, guarded by a small pack of magical sheepdogs. One time, they found that one of the dogs had whelped a litter of pups; Etrego allowed Tia to keep the runt of the litter as a pet.
Cycle 1: Tiana spent three seasons of every year in service to her house. Message-carrying was the least of her duties, using the Boots of the Longstrider to deliver messages quickly and effortlessly. Most of her time was spent visiting Hermetic covenants and "studying" from their texts... using her peculiar skill to memorize priceless summae and reproduce them for Harco's secret library, under direction from magi of the Milvi Antiquiti.
7 years: 21 seasons spent working (7 seasons delivering messages, 7 seasons spent memorizing texts and 7 seasons spent reproducing them), 6 seasons of advancement, 1 season lost.)
Regular Redcap service: 14 benefit points accrued, +28p vis (all converted to build points).
7 Seasons of overtime: +14 exp towards reputation as an overachiever, +14 p vis (12 converted to build points).
Message delivery (7x5): +20 exp in Survival, +15 exp in Area Lore: Iberia
Text memorization (7x5): +15 in Magic Theory, +15 in Artes Liberales, +5 in Philosophiae
Reproducing texts (7x5): +15 in Profession: Scribe, +10 in Philosophiae, +10 in Latin
Advancement (6x10): +20 in Latin, +35 in Greek, +5 in Music
Bernat the Puppy
The runt of a litter of magical sheepdogs, Bernat has remained a pup ever since Tia found him, and has never grown up. He is very loyal to his mistress, and is not very useful, but the two are devoted to each other and Tiana goes nowhere without her friend.
Cun +1, Per +2, Pre 0, Com 0, Str -3, Sta +1, Dex +2, Qik +3
Qualities/Inferiorities: Keen Sense of Smell, Sharp Ears, Improved Characteristics, Lesser Power, Tough, Improved Fatigue, Susceptible to Deprivation
Athletics 5 (distance running), Awareness 4 (hearing), Brawl 5 (bite), Hunt 4 (scent tracking), Music 2 (howling), Profession: shepherd 2 (guarding against danger), Spanish 2 (simple commands), Stealth 2 (stealing food when humans aren't looking), Survival 4 (prairie)
Powers: "Inexorable Hunter" 5p InAn/Co (RoP:M p31)