Alter Bar Joshua

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Ars Magica: Nova Semitae Saga
Game Start
Anno Domini MCCXX, hiems
A.D. 1220, winter
5 Neanne 1, Hiems
Game Year
Anno Domini MCCXXXV, aestas
A.D. 1236, summer
7 Aulus 2, Aestas
Magi of Nova Semitae
Geoffroy de Dreux of Jerbiton
Joshua Levi of Verditius
Magni of Flambeau
Obscurus Ignis of Flambeau
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Back to Joshua Levi

Joshua's third and youngest child, born in Nova Semite several years after the family settled in. A sickly child, the family was gravely concerned for the first years of his life that he would not make it to adulthood. The youngest of the family held on, however, though his body never seemed to fully recover from it's early development. By the age of five, a child's collection of sticks tuned to dedicated canes to releave his weak leg. At the same time, however, it became apparent that his mind did not suffer the same afflictions as hit body, and he quickly proved himself to be an astue learner and speaker, once one got past the seemingly everpresent stutter of a mind that just moved a little to fast for his mouth.

One now finds him more interested in the controlled, indoor spaces of the library or laboratory then out playing with the other youth, a bookish nature which is being nurtured for the good of himself and the covenant as a whole.

Name: Alter bar Joshua
Race/Nationality: Jewish
Place of Origin: Nova Semite Covenent
Birth Year/Age November 22, 1224 (age 12)
Apparent Age 12


Intelligence +3 Presence -1
Perception +0 Communication +4
Strength -2 Dexterity -1
Stamina -1 Luck +0

Virtues & Flaws


Book Learner
Good Teacher
Great Characteristic

Afflicted Tongue
Oversensitive (Light)


Common Abilities

Skill Specialty Score XP
Awareness Searching 2 15
Charm Witty 2 15
Folk Kin Magi 1 5
Guile Lying to Authority 1 5
Profession (Scribe) Copying 2 18
Teaching 0 0

Academic Skills

Skill Specialty Score XP
Artes Liberales Grammer 4 60
Jewish Law Civil Life 2 15
Philosophiae 0 0
Theology (Jewish) Civil Life 2 15

Language & Lore

Skill Specialty Score XP
Language (Hebrew)* Written 5 75
Language (Welsh)* Written 2 19
Language (English)* Written 2 19
Language (Latin) Written 4 51
Arcane Lore (Faerie) 0 0
Arcane Lore (Magic) 0 0
Org. Lore (Magi) 0 0
Area Lore (Melverley) Covenant Grounds 2 15
Area Lore (North Wales) Legends 2 22
Dominion Lore Of Britain 1 11

Seasonal Activities

Early Childhood (0-5) 45 xp + Speak (Hebrew) 75xp
Childhood (6-10) 75 xp; Exposure: Area Lore (Meverley) +10 xp; Exposure: Welsh +10xp, Exposure: Middle English +10xp

Age 11 (1235)

Winter: Learn Intermediate Latin from Franklin (+23xp Latin Language)
Spring: Practice writing with Joshua (+9xp Profession Scribe)
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Summer: Artes Liberales in Ruth's Class (+15 xp)
Autumn: Read Chronicles of a Once Proud King (+11 xp); Because what beats a 1000 year old king?
Annual: Exposure (Middle English +2xp, Welsh +2xp)

Age 12 (1236)

Winter: Learn Intermediate Latin from Franklin (+23xp Latin Language)
Spring: Practice writing with Joshua (+9xp Profession Scribe)
Summer: Artes Liberales in Ruth's Class (+15 xp)
Autumn: Read Conquest of the One God (+11 xp)
Annual: Exposure (Middle English +2xp, Welsh +2xp)