"There are a lot of hedge magicians in the covenant," he acknowledges. "As you note, the leader is a hedge wizard." Seven years of being at Mac Gruagach makes him avoid the use of the word 'hedgies.' "I must say that in all that time I never saw a hint that there was any improper sharing of information." He shrugs. "But perhaps you're right. Over time, even the most careful person will make a mistake. As they say, 'even Homer nods.' So it may well be an unstable situation."
"I'm curious, though. What do you think of our covenant? Do you think it can pull back from Winter and regain its lost glory?"
[color=red]"Vis source ownership isn't that formalized here," Whitburh says. [color=red]"Taigh Gogar keeps a list of vis sources that are claimed by various covenants and aonaranan, but it doesn't really offer any protection if you let anyone else harvest vis from a source your covenant claims as its own.
"If it's simply a coin that yields Vis, I would simply give it to the covenant. If you want to list it with the Redcaps, you may, but it's not a requirement."
Whitburh thinks for a minute. [color=red]"There's a lot of history here, and I think you've done well to come into a covenant with an experienced maga like Eilid. It's unfortunate what Faileas did, and I wish that the others had decided to stay, but I think you have a golden opportunity here if you can take advantage of it."
Corbin answers "It's a great place, the wider covenant I mean, not just the magical aspects. It might seem shaken by the departure of all the magi for whatever reasons, however the covenfolk are a strong group. They rightfully distrust newcomers."I'm hoping that the new magi are able to integrate. We're all odd fish in a new pond"
A small morsel of food floats from Corbin's plate and ends in front of the black and white cats mouth. "This lot are strange, that dead dragon, the loch beastie, and the one with the crows are stand outs. And so are you C.", and he plonks the food into his mouth.
Corbin smiles and continues, "what can we expect from the other covenants in terms of reviving this covenant and the relationships it had before?"
[color=red]"Insula Canaria didn't really have any staunch allies or enemies in the Tribunal. As most of the deals were brokered by an idiosyncratic Criamon, their alliances would often shift from one hour to the next at the Tribunal meetings."
Hope is glad there won't be much paper work or difficulty. "Well, that's nice. I just don't want pointless confusion or get tripped up over red tape. I've already given the coin to the covenant. Anyway I'll send a letter to Taigh Gogar with a Redcap. I'm hungry, so I'll take my leave. Thank you again."
"That's one of the things that drew me here," Gavin replies. "The covenant has Eilid in charge to give us a strong backbone. But the rank-in-file magi are all relatively young. That means there's a lot of room for advancement in the covenant. In the end, I truly think that Insula Canaria has a great future ahead of it. I wouldn't have come here otherwise."
"We're in agreement on that," Gavin replies. "Though I would like to see Insula Canaris gain fame for its future actions not its past. I honor the history that the covenant has had. But I look for it to prove itself in the days to come."
[color=blue]"I am Redcap Beatrix of Mercere, filia August. It is nice to meet you. It seems in this region you are in a lonelier role, somewhat akin to mine. Elsewhere there are many more Guernicas magi. Gifted Mercere are always rare, but even here at least I have many Redcap brethren."
[color=red]"Pleasure to meet you, as well. It's been ages since we've had a Gifted Mercere in Loch Leglean. I'm a little surprised that you didn't take up residence in Taigh-Gogar. What brought you here?"
"Ah, well then perhaps we will only meet her at Tribunals and such. I'm looking forward to the tribunal although I've no idea how they're run. Are topical issues distributed in advance, or are many items brought as they are?"