Thread purpose: Lucas is journeying through Provencal and Iberia starting from 1239, so we have the opportunity to do a little roleplaying on the side for Trogdor (discussed here). Starting with that post as the basis, and assuming Lucas uses his House connections to garner a little background...[hr][/hr]
Lucas' first destination is close, the covenant of Ara Maxima Nova. Little is know or discussed of the covenant except it's coastal locale in the south east of France, a propensity for creating excellent wine, oft with strange qualities, and the high population of Merinitia Magi. It has remained silent in many of the more controversial political debates, it's representatives going as far to abstain from voting in key debates. In juxtaposition the covenant always sends at least one senior representative who typically carries a handful of voting sigils, and has repeatedly rallied to widen the influence of covenants amongst the common folk.
Further research with the Mercere chapter house gives Lucas the name of the last Magi to represent Ara Maxima Nova at the tribunal meeting, a French Merinitia named Francios of middle years. Francios was recently involved with an "interfering with mundanes" investigation but was cleared of any wrong-doing, in fact the presiding Quaseitor at the Tribunual commended the Frenchman for his tact rather than the sanction suggested by his fellow Quaesitor.
OOC: Trogdor - Do you wish to prep Lucas in any way in particular?