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Anno Domini MCCXX, hiems
A.D. 1220, winter
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THE CHARTER OF NOVA SEMITAE COVENANT

Like many multi-House covenants, the founders used the Charter of Arae Flaviae as the base and adjusted it for their own needs. Over the years, a number of amendments have been added to adjust rights, privileges, duties, or to clarify the text to address specific situations that have come up in the lifetime of the covenant. The Charter includes a provision for Quaesitorial review of amendments to ensure harmony with the Code of Hermes.

Oath of Loyalty

The following Oath is to be sworn by every member founding the covenant, and by all those who subsequently seek membership. All subsequent members must swear this oath before a quorate Council of Members and a written Oath of the same shall be rendered unto the covenant and shall be kept with this Charter. None shall be considered a member of this covenant without first swearing this Oath:

I, _________ filius/filia __________ of House __________ being a member of the Order of Hermes in good standing do pledge my lifelong support and loyalty to the Covenant of Nova Semitae and declare the trials and fortunes of this covenant as my own. Just as I am pledged to the Oath of Hermes, so do I pledge the covenant to the Order of Hermes and the Tribunal of Stonehenge. I swear to uphold and protect this covenant regardless of personal price. Over all the years of my life and throughout my studies and travels, I shall neither betray the covenant nor give aid to its enemies. In times of need, I shall aid the covenant in whatever way I am able, and I shall devote myself to the service if the need is clear. I shall abide by the deicisions of the Council of Members of this covenant, and I shall treat these decisions as if they were my own. I shall treat my fellows with respect and fairness, and I shall not attempt to harm them in any way. Their blood is my blood. Where the covenant stands, there do I stand; how the covenant grows, so do I grow; should the covenant fall, then do I fell. This I so swear, upon the honor of my House and its Founder. Given under our hand,

[Signature]

Membership

The covenant allows for three types of membership of its council, and recognizes a fourth status, which it offers to visitors to the covenant. The Council shall consist of all Probationary Members, Junior Members, and Senior Members as defined in this Charter.

Both Junior Members and Senior Members shall be considered a Full Member of the Council.

The status of Protected Guest may be extended to any person by the formal invitation of a single full member of the covenant. Protected Guests are afforded the basic rights detailed by this charter, and are not obligated to the Council of Members, nor are they a member of this council. Protected Guests may partake in meetings of the Council of Members should they desire it, but are required to leave if asked to do so by a member of that council, and are afforded no voice nor vote unless granted such by the council’s chairman, the Princeps. The status of Protected Guest may be may be revoked by the member who granted it, or by a vote of the Council of Members.

The status of Probationary Member of the Council may be extended to any magus in good standing of the Order of Hermes, who owes neither allegiance nor fealty to any other covenant, and is admitted upon the unanimous approval of the current Council of Members, unless testimony is brought against him that proves him unfit to swear the Oath of Loyaty in good conscience. Provisional members assume the basic and provisional rights detailed by this charter and the duties therein attached. The status of provisional member shall last a period of seven seasons, unless extended through censure or canceled through expulsion. During this Probationary period, the Probationary Member must perform appropriate duties, as determined by the Council of Members, to prove loyalty to the covenant.

The status of Junior Member of the Council is extended upon the completion of the duties and obligations of a probationary member, unless testimony is brought against him that proves him unfit or has failed in his duties; in which case all rights of membership shall be withdrawn. Should elevation to the role of junior member take place, then all rights and duties of probationary membership are shed, to be replaced with the assumption of the basic and full rights detailed by this charter, and the duties therein attached. Junior membership shall last a period of at least 10 years, unless extended through censure or canceled through expulsion.

The status of Senior Member of the Council is extended upon the completion of the duties and obligations of a junior member, unless testimony is brought against him that proves him unfit or has failed in his duties, in which case all rights of membership shall be withdrawn. Should elevation to the role of senior member take place, then all rights and duties of junior membership are shed, to be replaced with the assumption of the basic and full rights detailed by this charter, and the duties therein attached. Senior membership persists, unless abridged through censure or canceled through expulsion.

Should a magus ever come to desire release from this covenant, he must renounce his Oath of Loyalty in the presence of at least two full members of the council, and shall thereby be relieved of all duties and rights, and may not call upon such rights furthermore.

If a Provisional or Full Member is found guilty of three Low Crimes or one High Crime within a given Tribunal period, the Council of Members shall vote on expulsion of said member. The vote to remove such a Full Member must be unanimous of the Council of Members, with the one on trial having no vote or place on the roster of voting.

Amendment
4 Litha 1, Aestas (Summer Solstice, 1190)
The status of Probationary Member of the Council may be extended to any magus in good standing of the Order of Hermes, who owes neither allegiance nor fealty to any other covenant, and is admitted upon a motion of a quorate Council where three-quarters of the votes agree to admit, unless testimony is brought against him that proves him unfit to swear the Oath of Loyalty in good conscience. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

Governance of this Covenant

The members of this covenant are governed by the Council of Members, which shall consist of all Probationary, Junior and Senior members of the covenant. This council shall not declare action except on behalf of the entire membership of the covenant; no action may be demanded of individuals by council agreement. Conversely, the rulings of the council cannot be overturned by an individual.

Any member of the covenant shall have the right and duty to convene the Council of Members for consideration of matters justly grave, and all members shall be charged with attendance and diligence in the proceedings. Should it not be possible to convene the full Council of Members, any quorum consisting of more than half of its current members' votes is considered valid; else the discharge of the council’s duty must be delayed until such time as the council may be convened and be quorate. The Council of Members shall convene four times each year, one day prior to each equinox and solstice, regardless of call from any member, and all members of the covenant should endeavor to make themselves present.

Motions to be decided upon by the Council of Members must be introduced by a member; debated fully and justly, allowing those who wish to speak to do so; and then proposed for the vote. Each probationary member of the Council shall have a half vote; a junior member of the Council shall have one vote; senior members of the Council shall have two votes; officers shall have an extra vote in their particular areas of authority. Proposals must be seconded by another member of the covenant, else no vote can take place. All issues shall be passed by a majority vote of the members there present; excepting that the unanimous opinion of the Council of Members is required for issues involving changes to the charter; expulsion of a member; and acceptance of a new probationary member.

The Council of Members recognizes four officers in charge of specific areas of need in the covenant.

The Council of Members shall confer the office of Princeps to the designated leader of all council meetings. The title of Princeps is a duty of each and every senior member of the covenant; this position is cyclical and mandatory, with the responsibility rotating in sequence of Hermetic seniority amongst the senior members of the council. Each Princeps serves for a period of seven years, commencing one year following Tribunal. The duties of the Princeps are: to attend regular meetings of the council; to keep order at meetings; to break tied votes with a discretionary casting vote; to maintain friendly relations wih the local Mercer House; and to act as a spokesman for the Council of Members both at Tribunal and to the Order at large. The Princeps shall not be empowered to rule on matters on the covenant’s behalf, but instead is charged with ensuring that the rulings of the Council of Members are enacted.

The Council of Members shall confer the office of Magister to the representative of the covenant in matters of mundane and temporal concern. The title of Magister is a duty of each and every full member of the covenant; this position is cyclical and mandatory, with the responsibility rotating in sequence of Hermetic seniority amongst the full members of the council. Each Magister serves for a period of seven years, commencing one year following Tribunal. The duties of the Magister are: to attend regular meetings of the council; to oversee the Autocrat's duties; to serve as an appeals officer to the Autocrat's rulings over the covenfolk; to determine the health and well-being of the covenfolk; to oversee physical stores of the Covenant; and to act as a spokesman for the Council of Members towards the mundane members of the Covenant. The Magister shall not be empowered to rule on matters on the covenant’s behalf, but instead is charged with ensuring that the rulings of the Council of Members are enacted.

The Council of Members shall confer the title of Covenant Librarian to the representative of the covenant in matters of overseeing the well-being and maintenance of the volumes held in common by the covenant. The title of Covenant Librarian is a duty of each and every full member of the covenant; this position is cyclical and mandatory, with the responsibility rotating by vote of Council of Members. Each Covenant Librarian serves for a period of seven years, commencing one year following Tribunal. The duties of the Covenant Librarian are: to oversee the state of books within the library; to make sure all volumes brought into the library are properly bound and maintained; to oversee the stores of quills, ink, parchment, vellum and attendant goods; to give voice in the Council of Members on such matters pertaining to copying and gathering of volumes. The Covenant Librarian shall not be empowered to make decisions regarding acquiring or disposition of volumes on the covenant's behalf, but instead is charged with ensuring that the rulings of the Council of Members are enacted.

The Council of Members shall confer the title of Master at Arms to the representative of the covenant in matters of overseeing the mundane and magical defenses of the covenant. The title of Master at Arms is a duty of each and every full member of the covenant; this position is cyclical and mandatory, with the responsibility rotating by vote of Council of Members. Each Master at Arms serves for a period of seven years, commencing one year following Tribunal. The duties of the Master at Arms are: to ensure the custodes receive proper training and equipment; to oversee the rite of the Ægis of the Hearth; to inspect the mundane walls, hoardings, and similar defensive structures to see that they are properly maintained; to give voice in the Council of Members on such matters regarding defenses and arms in the Council of Members. The Master at Arms shall not be empowered to make decisions regarding acquisition of matériel, hiring of mercenaries, erection of defenses either mundane or magical, but instead is charged with ensuring that the rulings of the Council of Members are enacted.

A record of the membership of the Council of Members and its Officers shall be kept and maintained by the Princeps and stored with this Charter.

A further office is recognized as being necessary for the well-being of the Covenant as a whole, but this office, that of Autocrat, shall not be held by a Magus of the Council, but instead by one of mundane birth. The office of Autocrat shall be held by an appropriate individual, as decided upon by the Council of Members and the office-holder shall remain in place at the pleasure of said Council of Members. The Autocrat shall report on daily matters to the Magister, oversee stocks of mundane goods, maintain lists of membership in the Covenant at large, deal with merchants and factors as needed, maintain supply routes, and maintain good relations with local communities so that they shall continue to trade with the Covenant. A formal report each year at the meeting prior to the Winter Solstice is insisted upon by the Council of Members and alerts regarding shortfalls, windfalls, or other notable financial and physical changes to the Covenant stores and membership should be made available as seems appropriate.

The Council of Members shall meet on the eve prior to each Solstice and Equinox. On the meeting prior to the Winter Solstice the Council of Members shall preform the rite of the Ægis of the Hearth.

On all matters, Senior members shall have 2 votes, Junior members shall have 1 vote, and Probationary members shall have one-half vote.

Amendment

3 Aislinn 1, Aestas (Summer Solstice, 1175)
A well-run covenant being desireable to the Council of Members, the Office of Autocrat is permitted to create lesser officers for the purposes of executing the duties of the Office. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

1 Neanne 2, Aestas (Summer Solstice, 1222)
The office of Princeps Pro Tempore shall be created if the Council of Members lacks a Senior Member candidate to serve as Princeps. The Council of Members shall confer the office of Princeps Pro Tempore to a Junior Member who shall assume all the powers and duties of Princeps. The Princeps Pro Tempore shall serve until a Senior Member assumes the office of Princeps, or until the following Tribunal, whichever occurs first. The office of Princeps Pro Tempore shall end upon the assumption of Senior Member to the office of Princeps.

Resources Owned by this Covenant

Resources of this covenant are held in common by the Council of Members, and it is the responsibility of this council to maintain and defend them.

This council lays claim to all the vis originating from undisputed and unclaimed sources discovered by members of the council, and all vis extracted by members of the council where payment was received for this service. This covenant also lays claim to any vis gifted to the Council of Members as a whole.

This council lays claim to all books obtained by members of the council while acting at the behest of the council, and all books scribed by members of the council where payment was received for this scribing from the covenant’s resources. This covenant also lays claim to any texts gifted to the Council of Members as a whole.

This council lays claim to all magical items obtained by members of the council while acting at the behest of the council; and all magical items made by members of the council where payment was received for this manufacture from the covenant’s resources. This covenant also lays claim to any magical items gifted to the Council of Members as a whole.

This council lays claim to all monies generated using the resources of the covenant. This council also lays claim to all monies obtained by members of the council while acting at the behest of the council. This covenant also lays claim to any monies gifted to the Council of Members as a whole.

This council lays claim to the buildings, defenses, chattels, and inhabitants of the covenant. This council also lays claim to any such buildings, defenses, chattels, and inhabitants gifted to the Council of Members as a whole.

This council lays claim to all other fruits of labour by members of the council where payment was received for this service, or from any Probationary member's service while fulfilling the responsibilities of this Charter.

A base supply of vis being necessary for the maintenance and continued well-being of the covenant as a whole, one hundred and fifty pawns of mixed type shall be set aside for the health and well-being of the covenant, its members, and its chattels.

Surplus resources of the covenant shall be determined at the Winter meeting of the Council of Members. Resources necessary for the continued existence of the covenant and the protection of its members’ rights are accounted for first; this includes payment for seasons of work performed on behalf of the covenant in excess of standard requirements of labour, and a stipend of vis for the casting of the Ægis of the Hearth. Requirements for Longevity Rituals shall also be taken from covenant stores. Contributions to all debts owed to the covenant are decided by the Magister, and set aside. The remaining resources are deemed surplus, and shall be divided amongst full members of the covenant.

Exceptions

This covenant does not lay claim to the Mercer House, nor the Mercere Portal that preceded the founding of Nova Semitae. This covenant acknowledges that these remain the possession of House Mercere.

Amendment

5 Aislinn 1, Hiems (Winter Solstice, 1177)

On a motion carried by a vote of the Council of Members, the base supply of vis may be lowered from one hundred fifty pawns to no less than one hundred pawns for a period of one year. A motion to extend this period for one year may occur in two subsequent years, after which the supply must be raised back to one hundred fifty pawns. The motion to lower the base supply may not occur again until three Winter Solstices have passed from the last year the base supply was below one hundred fifty pawns. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

Rights of the Members of this Covenant

Each and every member of this covenant and protected guests shall be entitled to the basic rights of the covenant; to whit, full and unrestricted access to the protection and support of the covenant within the boundaries of the covenant by all the rights and benefits accorded by the Code of Hermes, the benefit of a sanctum which shall remain inviolate and the supply of materials thereof, access to the library of the covenant, and victuals appropriate to the status of a magus. These basic rights shall not be abridged except by expulsion from the Council of Members.

In furtherance and additional to the basic rights, a full member of the covenant shall be entitled to the full rights of the covenant; to whit, the right to presence and to vote in the Council of Members, which he shall exercise dutifully with due prudence. Further, full and unrestricted access to the services and skills of the servants and covenfolk. Further, a right to all surplus provision and stores necessary to conduct his studies, or the travel demanded by those studies; such rights to include (but be not limited to) vis, monies, and diverse magical and mundane resources claimed by the covenant. Where a conflict is evident between members of the council over the allotment of surplus resource, distribution is determined by seniority; excepting that priority claims that have been advanced and agreed by the Magister are taken into consideration prior to the ballot. These rights shall not be abridged except by decision of the council under conditions of grave concern.

Senority is based on membership with Senior members outranking Junior members, who in turn outrank Probationary Members. Within the same rank, members with an earlier admission date to that rank outrank members with a later admission date.

In furtherance and additional to the basic rights of a member of this covenant, a probationary member of the covenant is entitled the probationary rights of the covenant; to whit, a fractional share of those rights and duties offered to a full member of the covenant, such share being equal to half that offered to full members. A probationary member’s vote counts only half of that of a junior member, and they may only claim half the share of the surplus provision and store of the covenant’s resources afforded a full member. The services and skills of the servants and covenfolk may not be halved, but the needs of a full member of the covenant take precedence over the needs of a probationary member. Further, a probationary member of the covenant who remains true to his Oath of Covenant has the right to remain at the covenant for a total of seven seasons following the conferral of this status. Further, a probationary member of the covenant has the right to be considered for full membership of this covenant after serving a total of seven seasons as a probationary member. These rights shall not be abridged except by decision of the council under conditions of grave concern.

Each full member receives two Ægis tokens which they can bestow on any visitors they receive; additional tokens shall be held by the covenant and subject to a Council decision on dispersing them to visitors.

Responsibilities of the Members of this Covenant

Members of this covenant are obligated to obey the Oath of Hermes and the Peripheral Code as accepted by custom and decision in the Stonehenge Tribunal, as demanded by the Oath of Covenant; failure on this account shall not be tolerated by the Council of Members, and the covenant reserves the right to censure those members who are convicted in just Tribunal of an offense against the Order of Hermes.

The responsibility of the members of this covenant towards its lasting success is dependent on service to the covenant. The Council of Members shall declare the duties that need to be performed at the regular meetings of the covenant. Such duties include (but are not limited to) the safeguarding and harvesting of the covenant’s claimed vis sources, the safeguarding and harvesting of the covenant’s income, the wellbeing and discipline of the covenant’s employees, the maintenance of the covenant’s resources, the increase of the covenant’s resources, and the maintenance of good relations with the covenant’s allies. Duties that shall not entail more than a season of service at low personal risk shall be assigned by the council to its members, with no more than one being assigned to each member every eight seasons. Such assigned duties attract no recompense or advantage to the member who discharges them, but cannot be refused without reasonable extenuation. All such duties must be approved by the Council of Members; without this approval, the action shall not constitute the fulfillment of official duties owed the covenant.

Specific exemplars of some of these services include, but are not limited to, scribing books from another covenant to bring back for common stores in our library, writing a book that shall be added to our library, a season spent extracting vis for communal stores, crafting magical items that are to be used for the general utility of the covenant, and teaching or training one or more covenant magi or apprentices in Hermetic academia.

Duties which shall entail a higher investment of time or personal risk shall be offered up for service by the covenant. These services shall attract a remuneration which shall be commensurate with the time, risk, and potential benefit to the covenant. This remuneration is decided by the Magister, but maintains a minimum payment which shall be, for a single season of work at low risk with a low gain, two pawns of vis, of the flavor most prevalent in the stores at the time. The Magister may increase the remuneration to increase the attractiveness of a particular urgent task, for the Council of Members is not empowered to force a member to accept one of these duties unless failure to perform it would be in breach of this covenant, in which case the threat of censure may be employed. All payments shall be made in the Winter meeting of the Council. If there is more than one claimant for the service, and each claimant refuses to share the duty, then the Magister shall assign the duty by ballot. If there is insufficient vis to meet the demands of the council, the Magister may withhold payment for one or more years. Covenant work may be declared such retroactively.

Each probationary member of the covenant is obligated to perform no fewer than two of the tasks under remuneration currently outlined by the Council of Members during his period of probation. For this mandatory service, no payment need be offered by the Council of Members.

Each full member of the covenant is obligated to perform no fewer than one of tasks under remuneration currently outlined by the Council of Members every two years. For this mandatory service, standard payment is to be offered by the Council of Members.

Any full member who has failed to complete the appointed minimum duties to the covenant shall have no access to the covenant library, vis stores, or other goods of the covenant until such time as the lack is made good, as recognized by the Council of Members, with such appropriate fines as are deemed mete and necessary.

Amendment

2 Maribus 1, Hiems (Winter Solstice, 1180)
Each full member who has completed reading a summa from the covenant library is charged to write a commentary on said summa and place this commentary in the covenant library. This season of scribing shall be taken as additional service due without compensation. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

2 Maribus 1, Hiems (Winter Solstice, 1180)
Every seven years, each full member must spend at least one season scribing books to be placed in the covenant library; this season of scribing shall be taken as additional service due without compensation during the time period when it takes place. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

6 Litha 1, Ver (Spring Solstice, 1192)
Each full member shall require their apprentice to compose an original treatise within their final two years of apprenticeship. This treatise must be related to their Hermetic studies and may be a tractatus, summa, or set of laboratory notes. This treatise shall then be added to the covenant library. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

5 Neanne 2, Ver (Spring Solstice, 1226)
The requirement to write a commentary for a completed summa shall not apply to the Foundation books of the Arts in the usual manner. Instead, the requirement to produce a commentary shall be required on every four Foundation books read. The books are: De Novo, School of Apromor, The Power of Command, Mobilis in Mobilii, This Too Much Mortal Flesh, Species and Speculation, Magic and the Sensitive Faculty, The Stuff of Magic.

Censure of the Members of this Covenant

If a member should contravene the decisions of the council, by vote or by charter, then the member may be censured or expelled by a vote of the Council of Members. Censure requires the passing of a motion at a meeting of the Council of Members. The censure of a full member revokes the rights of that status, returning him to probationary status; whereupon he assumes all the duties and rights of that status. Censure must not prejudice the application of a probationary member to the position of full member of the covenant.

The censure of a probationary member shall abridge the rights of the member to remain a probationary member of the covenant, and shall confer upon him instead the status of Protected Guest. The status of a Protected Guest may be withdrawn at any time by a vote of the Council of Members without need for censure.

Expulsion is enacted by a unanimous vote of the remaining Council of Members. Expulsion is the only means through which a member of the covenant shall lose his basic rights; and requires that the former member ceases to draw upon those basic rights subsequent to the first full moon after expulsion was enacted. Should a magus be cast out from the Order, it is the duty and obligation of this covenant that he shall also and without delay be expelled from this covenant.

Amendment
3 Maribus 1, Autumnus (Autumn Equinox, 1181)
A member may accept a lesser censure in lieu of full Censure. This punishment must be proposed with a motion and passed with a majority of votes of a quorate Council with the censured member have no vote. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

4 Litha 1, Aestas (Summer Solstice, 1190)
Explusion is enacted by a motion carrying three-quarters of the vote of a quorate Council. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

Charter Amendments

The Council of Members, whenever two-thirds shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Charter. Whenever three-quarters of the Council shall vote for the Amendment it shall be valid as part of this Charter from the day it is confirmed. No Amendment shall be proposed to remove the covenant's conditions of good standing within the Tribunal, nor the covenant's pledge to attend the Stonehenge Tribunal, without the Tribunal's consent.

Any member of the council may petition a Quaesitor in good standing to review any Amendments passed by this council and should he discover that the Amendment violates the Oath of Hermes or the Peripheral Code it shall be immediately struck as null and void and without force. Each Amendment shall be reviewed by a Quaesitor only once in this fashion, save by order of the Stonehenge Tribunal, or the Grand Tribunal.

Other Matters of Import

Visitors to the covenant who wish to use laboratories or copy volumes must pay no less than four Pawns of vis per season, six Pawns for a half year, or one Rook per year; in lieu of the vis, copied volumes of a type agreed upon by the Council of Members shall be construed as acceptable.

Covenant members are strongly encouraged to grant copies of their laboratory notes for inclusion in the covenant library.

Nova Semitae Covenant pledges to send at least one representative to each meeting of the Stonehenge Tribunal in congress to report regarding vis findings, the state of relations with the mundane community, encounters with non-Hermetic magical powers, and such other information as might be deemed mete and of interest to the Stonehenge Tribunal meeting in congress.

On each Solstice and Equinox the entirety of Nova Semitae Covenant, mundane and magical alike, shall gather for a feast of meat.

By negotiation with the Stonehenge Tribunal, this covenant and this Charter shall only be deemed in good standing while the covenant can present at least four sigils at Tribunal.

Amendment

3 Justen 1, Autumnus (Autumn Solstice, 1172)
The Council of Members votes to keep this Charter private, and not to be entered into the Peripheral Code. (This amendment has been reviewed by Justinius Tremeris, Quaesitor)

5 Neanne 2, Ver (Spring Solstice, 1226)
Visitors who study from the library shall be subject to the minimum fees as those who use laboratories or copy volumes.

A quorate Council, upon approval of a motion, may choose to waive or reduce any visitor fees for laboratory use or library use.

The Council of Members shall not levy any fees to access to the Records of Stonehenge maintained by Tribunal Redcaps.

The Seal of Office

This charter was approved by Justinius filius Lucianus doctrinæ Tremendi, Quæsitor in good standing, in the Year 1170 of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Signatories

Quæsitor Justen filius Lucianus doctrinæ Tremendi ab Lux et Tenebris
Justen of House Tremere, Registered Quaesitor, 1170

Aislinn filia Laisrén Ex Miscellanea ab Cadis Gado
Aislinn, House Ex Miscellanea, 1170 [Aislinn of House Tytalus, 1200]

Maribus filius Fidelius doctrinæ Mercandi ab Harcone
Maribus of House Mercere, 1170

Litha doctrinæ Bjornæris
Litha of House Bjornaer, 1170

Julissa filia Maximianus scholæ Bonisagi ab Nigrasaxá, prima filia Maribus doctrinæ Mercandi ab Harcone
Julissa of House Bonisagus, 1170 [Julissa of House Criamon, 1190]

Aulus filius Quintus scholæ Bonisagi Germanicus ab Durenmare
Aulus of House Bonisagus, 1190 [Quaesitor in 1224]

Ceilidh filia Aislinn Ex Miscellanea ab Novis Semitis
Ceilidh, House Ex Miscellanea, 1196

Phaedra filia Melben scholæ Verditii ab Verdi
Phaedra of House Verditius, 1199 [Neanne of House Verditius, 1216]

Samuel filia Julissa Ex Miscellanea ab Novis Semitis
Samuel, House Ex Miscellanea, 1218

Fr. Thomas Telarius Ex Miscellanea ab Scholá Pythagoranis
Thomas, House Ex Miscellanea, 1218

Geoffroy de Dreux filius Jerome scholæ Jerbitoni ab Confluensis
Geoffroy, House Jerbiton, 1220

Veloxia filia Falco doctrinæ Bjornaeris ab Grimwaldis
Veloxia, House Bjornaer, 1220

Obscurus Ignis doctrinæ Flambonis
Obscurus Ignis, House Flambeau, 1220

Magni filius Aduro scholae Flambonis ab Convento Muro
Magni, House Flambeau, 1220

Soror Adria Maria Tiepolo scholae Jerbitoni
Adria, House Jeribton, 1220

Joshua Levi scholae Verditii ab Domus Pacis
Joshua, House Verditius, 1220

Aidan doctrinæ Merinita
Aidan, House Merinita, 1220

Phocus scholae Tytali
Phocus, House Tytalus, 1222