As I mentioned in another thread, the covenant in our campaign is in an area between Rhine Tribunal and Greater Alps. Greater Alps thinks they should act as a chapter house of The Covenant of the Icy North, or face their wrath. They have been given a huge list of duties, and are taxed in vis each year. In addition, the magi received support from all the Rhine Covenants to make their covenant official, but they would have to perform a favour for each, some of them were downright nasty, especially the one they have to do for Dankmar (involving the magus Virilis of Durenmar).
So now they're in a bit of a pickle.
I'm not the Storyguide for covenant affairs in this campaign. But I'm still not sure if the player covenant falls within the Rhine Tribunal or the Greater Alps Tribunal. If you look at the map of the Rhine Tribunal, either in the book or on this website, find Rhinefalls (#66). A bit south from this, where the Rhine suddenly turns west, lies the covenant, on the south bank of the river. It's in an old abondoned underground temple of Mithras from Roman times.
So is this in the Rhine Tribunal or Greater Alps Tribunal.