Praenuntius entered The Blue Boar Inn. It seemed nice and cozy with a pleasent atmosphere. A few regulars looked up but paid little notice to him and Ana. “I think I see someone we know” Praenuntius said to Ana, pointing to a table with two out-of-place characters. He walked up to them, grabbed a chair and sat down, “Mind if we join you?” he asked. Oberon Valdarus looked up, “Weren´t you at Durenmar?” he asked quizically. ‘’Yes, during spring. We talked breifly in the library. So who is your friend’’ Praenuntius nodded at the silent armoured figure who shared Oberon´s table. ‘’Forgive my manners, this is Sigismund ex Guernicus. He travelled with me from Durenmar’‘. ’’We have been looking for you’’ Sigismund interrupted, eyeing Ana suspicioulsy. Praenuntius responded to the Quesitors gaze: ‘’This is Ana, an Amici of Morrkul Tiranul, she is quit harmless…and under my protection. But please tell us, what have you learned of this place?’’ They ordered some beer and began to get more aquainted with each other.
The corpse rose suddenly and swiftly, much to Lucian´s surprise, quickly he began muttering an incantation in response. Morrkul suddenly collapsed in pain. “Unngh, this place, much pain” he gasped. Morrkul saw briefly how a black clad figure entered the library, a heavy hood covered his features. “No witnesses!” he hissed as pointed a bony finger towards a skinny librarian. The librarian collapsed in agony. The black-clad figure then proceeded to light the library on fire with a manic laugh.
Meanwhile Borbak was greatly enjoying himself in the nearby brothel, oblivious to the danger his master was in. He had not seen so many skimpily clad crumpets since Vienna. “Petra will do nicely” he told the mistress and handed her some coin. Prague is a nice place he thought to himself and smiled at Petra.
Lucian quickly summoned a gust of wind that pinned the corpse against the ceiling, Morrkul and Natalia stabbed it repeatedly until it stopped moaning. The magi dragged the corpse to the rack they had previously found in a ruined laboratory. Here Damianus used his necromantic powers to question the long dead Revenant. The young magi discovered that the revenant was once Castor the librarian of Treverorum and that he had been killed by a hooded figure wielding hermetic magic. Driven by hatred and a desire for revenge and perhaps something else Castor had become an unquiet dead. The magi finished investigating the Ruins of Treverorum discovering the ancient pagan shrine to Morena and a huge wall painting. In the temple the magi found the ghost of a long dead girl who was murdered by Selena Tibicena when defending herself against attack by the unknown assailants who killed her. Wisely the magi decided not to take the girls bones with her but did promise to give her a decent burial.
After a good nights rest the young magi and their retinue travlelled to Rudaria in order to investigate. They discovered the remains of a long since destroyed manor house and overgrown hops fields. After not being able to find anything but a lvl 2 dominion aura the party quickly left for Rheinstein.
At Rheinstein the magi found out that the covenant ruins were occupied by Lord Robert, the bastard son of Lord Schönburg who rules the surrounding lands. Lucian Procellus conducted a covert investigation and identified a lvl 3 magic aura covering Pfalz Island and several heavily armed bandits/toll-gatherers.
The young magi decided to hold their first council meeting to discuss which site to choose. Praenuntius argued for resettling Oakdell or searching for other sites. Damianus Philocrates and Lucian Procellus voted for Rheinstein while Morrkul Tiranul, Sigismund and Oberon Valdarus voted for settling in Prague. After finally agreeing to resettling Treverorum the young magi split up to find sponsors from the Covenants of the Rhine.
Morrkul Tiranul travelled to Roznov where he met with Severicus who promised to sponsor the new covenant and supply money and other means to rebuild Treverorum. Morrkul then left for Irencillia. Here he experienced a wonderful faerie city in the treetops and met with several magi. Only the magus Iacob had any desire to speak with Morrkul and after a few days decided that a covenant in Prague was not a threat to the fey. After Morkull promised that the party of young magi would seek counsel at Irencillia before conducting buisness with faeries again, he agreed to act as sponsor. Morrkul left for Durenmar soon after.
Praenuntius took the form of a crow and together with Citus they flew towards Waddenzee. After returning to Durenmar they reported that Lucas von Beck, a follower of Flambeau and known Perdo specialist, would gladly sponsor the new covenant on the condition that the young magi support them in an expected case at the next Tribunal. Lucas insists that despite accusations of the contrary, Waddenzee has not broken the Code of Hermes.
Damianus Philocrates, Sigismund and Oberon Valdarus left together towards Magdeburg. Here Oberon left the others and headed towards Fengheld´s main site. Here he met with Dorana a Trianoma Magus and after giving all the right answers to her questions and agreeing to join the Linden Gild, she agreed to sponsor the new covenant.
Damianus Philocrates and Sigismund left Magdeburg and headed towards Lübeck and the covenant of Oculus Septentrionalis. Here they stayed at Das Goldenes Kalban inn and pleasure house run by Imanitos Mendax the only magus in Lübeck either of the two magi had heard about. Imanitos was freindly and forthcoming and quickly agreed to sponsor the new covenant. Damianus expressed concerns that this might be because he did not want him or Sigismund to ask any of the other members of Oculus Septentrionalis for sponsorship.
After a few days in luxury Damianus Philocrates and Sigismund sailed to Rügen in search for Crintera. Almost imediately after landing they were approached by the Archmage Urgen. He agreed to sponsor the new covenant if the magi in return would discover who had been stealing vis from a cave located near the top of Mount Blatnik. Happy the two magi headed back to Durenmar.
Meanwhile Lucian Procellus travelled to Trier in search of the winter covenant Sapientia Aetatum. After speaking with Benjamin and his father little was achieved. Lucian also gave up trying to comunicate with a senile Björnaer and his insane magus friend. Instead he found the newly gauntleted Pantos in a nearby swamp who was eager to sponsor the new covenant in return for nothing more than future friendship.
Lucian then headed to Triamore were the magi were unable to commit at this time and said they would be in touch after winter. Empty handed Lucian returned to Durenmar.
All the young magi met at Durenmar having secured sponsors from most covenants of the Rhine.
Triamore would reply after winter and Dankmar seems impossible to meet with before the Tribunal meeting itself as they are impossible to find and not even redcaps visit them unless in an emergency.
Activites and XP
All magi and companions gain 7 story XP for investigating four potential sites, choosing Prague and finding almost all sponsors.
Remember xp can be used on arts that were used in game and abilities that were used in game and could reasonably have been used “off-game”. Since Parma Magica is used off-game twice a day you can always put story xp in it. And remember no more than 5 xp in a single art or ability.
Praenuntius Uses adventure XP on Parma Magica and Latin
Morrkul Tiranul use Adventure XP on: West Slavonic + Area Lore Prague (Off stage usage) og OoH Lore + Vim (On stage usage)
Lucian Procellus Uses adventure XP on Czech area lore and Terram (2 xp)