Sherwood Covenant

Session on 01/05/2014
Semitae visits

At breakfast Metella expresses an interest in Simon’s study of mirrors.

Gnaeus negotiates some exchanges with the convenant:

Access to the Parma text for their votes on a matter of the peripheral code in the next Tribunal.

Salea’s construction of a beehive in exchange for Duncan’s assistance for 2 seasons plus either a magical wood or 4 Herbam + an introduction to Heremon

Lillith agrees with Duncan that after his service to Salea they will take some action against dwarfs. She is enthusiastic about discovering one of their vaults and informing Heremon.

They visit the Lord of the Forest who is a child of Spring at this time and he agrees to grow them a magical tree if they can bring him the heartwood from a potent tree in another forest.

They are deposited next to the tree they believe to have once been a druid.

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Session on 20/03/2014

The Magi decide to intervene in the supernaturally caused conflict by removing the Archdeacon/Carlotta so that they can hopefully separate the pair, accepting any damage to the Archdeacon’s standing as a necessary evil.

Claudius and Gideon travel to Nottingham and through illusion and mind manipulation, knock out the Archdeacon and inform the Sheriff that he will be going on a pilgrimage for some time.

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Session on 12/12/2013
Escape from Brock's Regio

Simon manages to make his way back to the party as the infernally tainted fires close in.

Pulling the cowering Brock from his cubby hole Sir Gilbert ensures he gets up to no funny business as the magi perform a quick interrogation. Under considerable duress from Gideon, and a promise of eventual freedom, he reveals that the Acorn was procured for Gynweith ex Miscellanea, a skilled healer of the Pharmacopoeian tradition living in Cad Gadu.

They raid his quarters and recover a couple of magical artifacts- a wand and a necklace, the latter of Verditius construction.

As the cold infernal fires sweep through the complex, partially slowed by Lillith’s wards, the Magi decide to use Brock’s emergency exist, a runic inscription that opens the way into a labyrinthine passage. Simon adapts the process to remove Brock’s advantage and slightly reduces the infernal influences of the place.

They flee through the dark passage guided by Simon’s intuitions and arrive at a T-junction with no clear correct path. Luscinia spots as a scar appears on his left arm and then moments later as he examines his tattoos for clues he feels something bounce off his Parma. Deciding to trust the scar as a potential intervention of the divine, the party take the left path and shortly arrive in the inferno of the top level of the Regio. From there Lillith tunnels to safety.

Ignus and Sarbella make their goodbyes and the Magi imprison Brock in their warded cell. Gideon sends a message to Julius and recieves word that his filius Marglius will be despatched to assist.

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Session 28

The magi travel to the rabbit clearing and investigate. Lilith is attacked by a giant mole that Gideon determines is being controlled by a powerful spirit.

Through accidentally falling asleep in the clearing whilst the others examine the warrens Gideon descends into a lower level of the regio and finds that the place is in winter and filled with many animals. A large bear appears to rule the domain. Gideon escapes after pilfering some meat from the bear’s larder.

The magi determine that the hostility of the spirit is probably due to the winter aspect of the lower level and decide to return at a later time when the spirit might be more talkative.

They then travel to the Feasting Tree hoping to learn more of the fox who apparently stole Arbora’s acorn. Apparently the Fox had left only shortly before and the magi borrow horses to catch its trail. Lillith is given ‘Old Blackie’ a fae steed that had apparently been to hell and back. The fox’s trail splits 8 ways but following one the magi overhaul a ginger haired traveller and Gideon bargains for so answers. He exchanges 3 truthful answers for one of his own and 3 promising criminal leads.

The Quasitor only asks two questions however and determines that the acorn is now in the hands of ‘The Badger’ who the fox knows as a fence of some variety.

Travelling back to the Feasting Tree they discover that the Badger is known by feared by the procurers of the feast.

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Session 27

With the royals safely arrived in York the Magi return to their studies until the end of the season. At the start of Autumn, a year after his recovery from the regio Cymbulus returns from twilight.

The archmage is curmudgeonly and slightly befuddled by his experience but most of all is perturbed by Albertus’ kidnapping. Once he learns of the owl’s location in Charlbary he lightning’s away to begin his search.

Whilst the magi settle down for another season of work they set the grogs to scouring the forest for sites of magical interest.

The grogs identify a number of interesting trees, a clearing containing rabbits that acted strangely and the swamp where they encountered the eel.

The magi go to the swamp and kill another eel. Beneath the surface they discover a shard of the crystal sphere of the firmament and recover it. Gideon is also contacted by the Bjornaer Arbora who asks him to investigate the theft of a magical acorn she has been creating.

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Session 26

Abbot Thomas tells Claudius that his vision may relate to some sort of sacrificial bond between him and Princess Joan.

The magi escort the royal party out of the forest on their way to York, however on arrival and the city the rumors of mysterious happenings around the princess provide King Alexander with a excuse to appease some of his dissenters and delay the marriage.

Whilst the rest of the magi journey home, Simon is visited by Glaucus who appears to perform some sort of Rego Animal effect over Cymbulus’ body which stops the quiet hooting which have been heard since Albertus’ disappearance.

The Criamon has a bit of a showdown with the Praeco at the edge of the Aegis, but acts so bizaarely that Glaucus leaves in some bafflement.

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Session 23

Hypatia joins Claudius in camp to pass on the White Hart’s news, however the Archdeacon is unwilling to grant her access to the inner circle.

Back at the Covenant Simon is awoken by word of an intruder, investigating he discovers that Cymbulus has been replaced by a simulcram body and apparently abducted. Albertus is also nowhere to be found.
Examining the body Simon identifies the creator’s sigil as being ‘hair’

Out in the forest close to the camp, Lillith and Gideon encounter a black clad figure creeping by, however when the Verditius reveals herself he appears to teleport away.

Luscinia opens up communications between the various mages and soon they are mostly aware of the various problems unfolding. Simon’s discovery leads Claudius and Gideon to identify the perpetrator as being Epiderius ex Flambeau, a murderous corpus specialist who was supposedly killed in a Wizard’s March several years ago. He was alleged to have links to house Diedne.

At the tower Simon and William open up the fake body to find it full of animate hair.

Gideon joins the others at camp but a perdo-imaginem botch near Hypatia soon leads to serious problems as an invisible force of destruction risks endangering the idea camp. Luscina and Hypatia locate and diagnose the problem and Gideon eventually resolves it though this results in a enormous explosion of imaginem effects.

Out in the forest Lillith encounters a large number of ‘Merry men’ massing nearby, however she is able to identify them as illusions. She is contemplating sending out Geraldus with a message when she hears the boom from camp.

Hypatia escapes in the confusion of the blast and returns to the royal encampment dressed and disguised as a squire.

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Session 22

The message came from the grogs who are concerned for the village women who they may have mislead about the virility of fairies.

Claudius suffers several mishaps whilst following the royal train. There is a suspicion that the princess may be gifted.

The White Hart informs G,L&H about an attack upon the Princess the following day.

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Session 21

The magi argue for a long time about what to do with Robin.
Gideon bewitches Robin to believe that he’s in hiding.
Simon and Gideon create a warded cell to hold their prisoner.
Tom mentions that he met a redcap who told him much of the order.
There are tons of Scots about.
The Sheriff and Archdeacon insist that the Magi take responsibility for Robin.
Luscinia recieves a strange note asking if one can get pregnant by a fairy.

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Session 20

The magi’s trap works almost perfectly and it is not long before their ‘merchant caravan’ is led off course by the fae bandits. The trap is sprung and the merry men are soon overwhelmed by the Gideon/Lillith skeetshooting team and Claudius’s instant brambles. The leader, Robin, proves a bit more of a handful though Luscinia’s illusions and Hypatia’s swordwork stop him from doing any harm before he is finally brought down.

Back at the covenant the magi consider what to do with their prisoners whilst Simon scrys upon Robin’s creator. The spell gives no clear answer but he receives impressions of the colour red before it slams against some sort of Hermetic defense. Simon’s later interrogation results in a twilight episode that imparts Robin’s desire to selflessly assist the poor to the Criamon however he also learns the locations where the stolen gold has been invested.

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