Classes and Training

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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, hiems
A.D. 1235, winter
6 Aulus 2, Hiems
Magi of Nova Semitae
Geoffroy de Dreux of Jerbiton
Joshua Levi of Verditius
Magni of Flambeau
Obscurus Ignis of Flambeau
NPC Magi
Aulus · Neanne · Fr. Thomas
Aline · Ysabelo

Hermetic Status
Lady Angharad ferch Madog, Princess of Powys Fadog
Ritter Sigmund, German ex-Crusader
Sir Daniele d'Audrieu, Norman merchant
Sir William Cornwell, English ex-Crusader
Other Characters
Covenfolk · Agents
The Redcaps · Notable NPCs
Chart of Languages Spoken
Notable Animals
Hortense of House Bonisagus
The Covenant
Covenant Charter · Membership Record
Record of Offices · Covenant Service
Council Voting Records · Hermetic Politics
Stonehenge Tribunal
Mundane Geography · Mundane Politics
Village of Melverley · Melverley Castle
Village Laws · Village Rumors
Medieval Farming
Covenant Resources
Covenant Library · Varana's Tomb
Hospital · Hospital Library
Vis Sources and Stores
Covenant Magical Items · Mundane Wealth
Classes and Training · Covenant Experts
Covenant Mechanics
Ars Magica House Rules
Ars Magica Expanded Notes
Campaign Log · Loose Ends
Ars Magica PC Reference
Player Resources (PDFs)
Experience Point Worksheet
Character Sheet (Variant 1)
Character Sheet (Variant 2)
Experience Point Chart


Trainers are listed with their position and key skills in parentheses). Skills selected are those in which the instructor has a score of 3 or higher.


Martial classes will often take place in the drilling yards inside the covenant. However, archery classes will often take place outside the Western Wall in the 100-yard strip that is cleared of trees and not used as farmland. This is also where villagers will often drill during their mandatory practice.

  • Marcus, Turb Captain (Single Weapon, Great Weapon, Bow, Brawl)
  • Jerome, Turb Lieutenant (Single Weapon, Great Weapon, Brawl)
  • Deulecresse, Weapon master (Bow, Great Weapon, Single Weapon) [Good Teacher]


  • Bartolomeo del Imola, Acolyte of the Church (Artes Liberales, Philosophiae, Civil and Canon Law, Speak Latin)
  • Franklin, Master Linguist and Scribe (Artes Liberales, Speak Latin) [Good Teacher]
  • Lady Isabella of York (Civil and Canon Law, Artes Liberales, Speak Latin)
  • Josef ben Gavrel (Common Law, Etiquette, Intrigue, Melverley Lore (Area), Profession Autocrat, Profession Merchant, Profession Moneylender, Speak Medieval Hebrew, Speak Welsh, Speak Middle Low German, Speak Norman French) [On-the-job training only]
  • Thomas of Oxford, the Tutor (Artes Liberales, Civil and Canon Law, Speak Latin, Philosophiae) [Good Teacher]
  • Ruth Bat Amnon, Joshua's Wife (Artes Liberales, Hebrew, Rabbinical Law, Jewish Theology, Profession (Scribe)) [Good Teacher]




  • Bartolomeo del Imola (Church Lore)
  • Franklin, Master Linguist and Scribe (Speak Middle English, Speak Medieval Welsh, Speak Medieval Hebrew, Speak Arabic, Teaching) [Good Teacher]
  • Lady Isabella of York, Illuminator (Church Lore, Profession Illuminator, Profession Gardener)
  • Thomas of Oxford, the Tutor (Speak Norman French, Speak Medieval Hebrew, Profession Scribe, Teaching) [Good Teacher]
  • Lady Jeanne de Dreux, Sister of Magus Geoffrey (Charm, Etiquette, Folk Ken, Speak Welsh)

Reoccurring Classes and Training

Teaching Totals are calculated as follows:

  • Teaching Source Quality = Teacher's Communication + Teaching ability + 3 + bonus
  • Bonus is 6 for 1 student, 3 for 2 students or 0 for 3 or more students. Good Teacher Virtue gives a +3 bonus.
Subject Teacher Class size Teaching Source Quality Year Started Season(s) Delivered Year Ended
Artes Liberales
Speak Latin
Franklin 1/2/3+ 23/20/17 (Base: 3+5+1+3+5) 1220 Winter Ongoing
Speak Welsh Franklin 1/2/3+ 23/20/17 (Base: 3+5+1+3+5) 1224 Spring Intermittent
Etiquette Jeanne de Dreux 1/2/3+ 16/13/10 (Base: 2+5+3) 1224 Autumn Ongoing
Artes Liberales
Speak Latin
Thomas of Oxford 1/2/3+ 20/17/14 (Base: 2+4+3+5) 1224 Summer Ongoing
Artes Liberales
Ruth Bat Amnon 3+ (local kids) 14 (Base: 2+4+3+5) 1223 Summer Ongoing

One Time Classes and Training