Tribunal recordings of the lost covenants
1031 AA (892 AD): The First Tribunal sponsors a proposal for a new covenant, Rudiaria, affiliated to House Flambeau, which is duly founded. The tribunal asserts Rudiaria’s ownership of all magical sites in Austria.
1073 AA (934 AD): The covenant of Oakdell is founded by magi of House Diedne in the Thuringian Forest, with the sponsorship of magi of the First Tribunal.
Oakdell is rumored to be protected by a powerful forest spirit.
1101 AA (962 AD): The Tribunal has heard charges of diabolism brought against Eginolf of House Flambeau of Rudiaria covenant, which remain unproven. Reports of maleﬁc activity in the vicinity of Rudiaria are, however, noted with disapproval, and that covenant is therefore ordered to investigate and report within seven years. The magi of Rudiaria are also urged to redouble their efforts to avoid disturbing the mundanes of the region.
1108 AA (969 AD): House Mercere reports that Rudiaria covenant has been destroyed — burnt down in an apparent catastrophic magical accident, with all of its magi slain or missing. Diabolic involvement is suspected, though the exact cause is not revealed. It is noted that this event coincided with a crippling famine in the region, which has contributed to mundane unrest. Declarations of regret are heard for the believed loss of these magi.
1115 AA (976 AD): House Mercere reports that nothing is salvageable from the former covenant of Rudiaria, and that the site has been sanctiﬁed by a local archbishop from Mainz. Oakdell covenant’s claim of ownership of all sites formerly belonging to Rudiaria is refused.
1136 AA (997 AD): Oakdell covenant brings charges of espionage and of meddling in their affairs against magi of Durenmar covenant. These spurious claims are unproven.
1143 AA (1004 AD): Severus Maximus of House Flambeau declares Wizard War against Caithlinn of House Diedne (of Oakdell covenant). Magus Cirion of Tremere declares Wizard War against Pietro of House Diedne (of Oakdell covenant).
1155 AA (1016 AD): It is reported that the covenant of Oakdell was razed to the ground, with all of its magi of House Diedne slain during the recent Schism War.
1227 AA (1088 AD): Magi Xantippes and Julia, both Jerbiton, and maga Selena Tibicena, House Bonisagus, announce their intention to establish a covenant in the city of Prague dedicated to recovering the lost secrets of an ancient pagan site dedicated to the pagan death goddess Morana. No sponsors of the proposed covenant are forthcoming from the covenants of Irencillia, Crintera, or Dankmar, and therefore the First Tribunal does not recognize this proposed covenant.
1234 AA (1095 AD): Magi Xantiptes and Julia, both Jerbiton, and maga Selena Tibicena, House Bonisagus, together with Arliandus of Tremere, again announce their intention to establish a covenant in the city of Prague. The First Tribunal approves the founding of Treverorum covenant.
1248 AA (1109 AD): Treverorum covenant brings charges against Valdus of House Tytalus for theft of vis, claiming that he has twice harvested from a site belonging to them. Valdus accepts that he harvested this vis, but argues that the site, lying far outside Prague , does not belong to Treverorum. He also claims that magi of Treverorum had neglected to harvest this vis for themselves. It is ruled that the site, being within a day’s march from the covenant, belongs to Treverorum. However, it is noted that Treverorum has suffered no harm or loss of vis as a result of Valdus’ actions. Valdus is therefore ﬁned one pawn of vis and ordered to seek the permission of Treverorum before harvesting from the site again.
1262 AA (1123 AD): Magi Schwall of Bjornaer and Fulmonious of Tytalus found the covenant of Rheinstein in the Elbe Valley with the sponsorship of the First Tribunal. Rheinstein simultaneously announces it will pay a tithe of three pawns of vis each Tribunal to every other covenant, for the next ﬁve Tribunals.
1290 AA (1151 AD): The murder of the Redcap Ioanna in the city of Prague is reported. The Tribunal expresses sincere regret. Magi of Treverorum covenant disavow any knowledge of this incident. A Quaesitorial investigation is ordered.
1297 AA (1158 AD): Magus Xantippes of House Jerbiton is found guilty of signiﬁcant meddling in the affairs of mundanes, having repeatedly used Mentem magics of his own devising on the inhabitants of the city of Prague for personal enrichment, setting in place a chain of events which caused damage to relations between the Order of Hermes and the mundane world, and that may have contributed to the death of the Redcap Ioanna. He is ﬁned ten pawns of vis, ordered to distribute his accumulated fortune to the covenants of the First Tribunal equally, and charged to spend three seasons scribing a tome or tomes for the Great Library.
1304 AA (1165 AD): A Quaesitorial investigation into reported unrest in the city of Prague has revealed that magi of Treverorum covenant are guilty of interfering in the affairs of mundanes and the Church, to the extent of causing possible harm to their sodales. Treverorum is ﬁned ﬁfty pawns of vis and warned in the strongest possible terms to repair relations with the inhabitants of Prague without delay. Treverorum is ordered to pay this ﬁne by the next Tribunal.
1311 AA (1172 AD): Magus Scholastus of House Jerbiton of Treverorum covenant announces that he is the sole surviving member of his covenant, which is duly abolished. He announces that, due to the activities of local churchmen, in his opinion the city of Prague is currently not safe for magi to visit. He refuses to be drawn on further details and departs immediately for the Tribunal of the Greater Alps. It is later noted that the ﬁne imposed on the former covenant of Treverorum remains in part unpaid. It is ruled that Scholastus is liable for the remainder of this fine and a request is dispatched to the Greater Alps by Redcap.
1339 AA (1200 AD): Horst of House Mercere reports that Rheinstein covenant was attacked and destroyed by an army of irate mundanes, led by a conglomerate of merchants. The fate of the magi of Rheinstein is unknown. Horst notes that their actions have in large part contributed to their demise, and may have caused undue attention to the Order of Hermes in the region.