|Ars Magica: The Scilly Saga|
Anno Domini MCCXX, hiems|
A.D. 1220, winter
Anno Domini MCCXX, aestas|
A.D. 1220, summer
|Magi of Leo|
Eos of Tytalus|
Llwyd of Bonisagus
Merlor of Flambeau
Rissa of Merinita
Lady Shona of Ex Miscelanea
Matteus de Taranto
Robert, the Steward
Grogs · Villagers|
Covenant Library · Vis Sources|
Magical Items · Mundane Wealth
Scilly Saga Chargen Rules|
Ars Magica House Rules
|Player Resources (PDFs)|
Experience Point Worksheet|
Character Sheet (Variant 1)
Character Sheet (Variant 2)
Shona, born Lady Shona of Gordon, was the third daughter of a minor landed noble in east highlands of Scotland, at least officially. Like a couple of her siblings, her true father was a member of the summer fae court whom her mother had fallen desperately in love with. Shona was a gregarious, independent young child who loved to greet and question others, including a local mystic who would first discover her gift. With four older siblings, Shona’s independence was indulged, and at the age of six the hedge wizard became her guardian.
Although she would not learn of it till she neared her gauntlet years later, her first instructor was not a true hedge wizard, but rather a member of a hold-out clan of House Diedne magi. It was from him she (and Majory) learned the fundamentals of magical manipulation with House Diedne’s unusual methods and usual focus on spontaneous magic over the formulaic. Shona would have continued along tradition had it not been for the (accidental) intervention of the Fae.
Shona’s original pater was dragged into a rather public concentration with an ornery fairy, where he was magically assaulted, only to have the spells deflected by his Parma Magica. Word of this eventually filtered to Quaesitor Cathaoire of Conventus Muri, who took it upon herself to force this ‘hedge wizard’ to join the order or die. Shona’s pater discovered her arrival and fled, never to be found despite Cathaoire’s skill. He did, however, leave behind his apprentice Shona, who Cathaoire took as her own.
Now sixteen, Shona would receive her last three year of instruction under Cathaoire despite the occasional frustrations at Shona’s seeming inability to learn intellgio, one of Cathaoire’s specialties. It was during this time she learned (briefly) about the destruction of House Diedne and connected it to her original pater and own foundations. Realizing what this would mean, she kept her discovery secret from her new pater, Cathaoire.
With the help (and occasional tutoring) of Majory, eventually Shona would pass her gauntlet and join Ex Miscellanea as a maga of the Order. She stayed in Conventus Muri for two years, until it was subtly suggested that she make progress towards joining a convent of her own. Not particularly attached to Conventus Muri, and more than a little concerned about being discovered, Shana departed and spent the next year wondering through the Stonehenge tribunal before finally ending up in Nova Semente.
She considered joining Nova Semente for some time, but was still concerned about discovery and unsure if it would be such a good fit. The idea was finally shelved when, during a conversation with a two other young magi, the idea of founding their own covenant in the distant corner of the tribunal was floated. Shona immediately latched onto the idea, and has spent the last year trying to get all the plans and resources together to make it happen.
- 1 Vitals
- 2 Character Sheet
- 3 Mundane Qualities
- 4 Magical Abilities, Equipment, Laboratory
- 5 Companions
- 6 Seasonal Activities
|Name:||Shona Ex Miscellanea|
|Formal Name:||Shona filia Cathaoire Ex Miscellanea ab Conventus Muri|
|Place of Origin:||Stonehenge Tribunal|
|Year of Birth/Age:||1191 (29)|
Virtues & Flaws
Hermetic Magus (Free)
Hedge Wizard (Free, House Flaw)
|Magic Theory||Inventing Spells||2||24|
|Area Lore: Conventus Muri||Geography||2||15|
|Area Lore: Nova Semente||Personalities||0||4|
|Area Lore: England||Legends||0||2|
|Organization Lore: Order of Hermes||Stonehenge||1||5|
|Organization Lore: Ex Miscellanea||Stonehenge||1||5|
|Code of Hermes||Mundane Relations||2||15|
|Language: Scots Gaelic||Conversational||5||75|
|Language: French||English Nobility||3||30|
|Language: Middle English||Traveler's||2||15|
|Language: Southern Welsh||Conversational||1||6|
|Scots Gaelic||East Highlands||Conversational||5||Fluent|
|Latin||Hermetic Latin||Hermetic Terms||3||Haltingly Functional|
|Northern French||Norman||English Nobility||3||Haltingly Functional|
|Middle English||Middle English||Traveler's||2||Basic|
|Hebrew||Nova Semente||Conversational||0||Point & Greet|
Order of Hermes -3
Magical Abilities, Equipment, Laboratory
NOTE: Lab has not yet actually been set up.
|Size +0||Refinement +0||General Quality +0||Upkeep +0|
|Safety +0||Warping +0||Health +0||Aesthetics +0|
(Form + Technique + Aura)/5
(Form + Technique + Aura + Stress Die)/2
(Form + Technique + Lowest of Form or Technique + Aura + Stress Die)/2
(Totals include Poor Formulaic)
- Charge of the Angry Winds (ReAu 15), d10+13+Aura
- R: Voice, D: Conc., T: Ind
- Wall of wind blows away enemies.
- Circling Winds of Protection (ReAu 20) d10+13+Aura
- R: Touch, D: Conc., T: Ind
- Circle of winds guards you, may obscure.
- Whispering Winds (InAu 15) d10+3+Aura
- R: Sight, D: Conc., T: Ind
- Hear what others are saying despite distance.
- Ward Against Rain (ReAu 10) d10+13+Aura
- R: Touch, D: Sun T: Ind
- Rain does not touch you.
- Piercing Shaft of Wood (MuHe(Re) 10) d10+4+Aura
- R: Voice, D: Mom T: Ind
- Wood shaft stabs enemy. The size of the wood determines the damage. Staff-sized +10 (max damage), 2-foot branch +8, wand-sized +5.
- Sunbeam (CrIg 10) d10+6+Aura
- R: Touch D: Conc. T: Ind
- Daylight 10 feet across
- Aegis of the Hearth (ReVi 20) d10+12+Aura
- R: Touch D: Year T: Boundry; Ritual
- Protect a region like parma magica protects a magus.
- Cage the Storm (ReVi 15) d10+12+Aura
- R: Touch D: Mom T: Ind
- Move vis from one area of air to another.
Winter: Majory setting up laboratory, Shona socializing with locals.
(Notes: Lead the Covenent +2 xp leadership; Correspondence: Charm +1xp; Language: Cornish +1xp)
Spring: Majory setting up laboratory, Shona socializing with locals.
(Notes: Smooth over Locals +2xp Charm; Correspondence: Charm +1xp; Language: Cornish +1xp)
(Notes: X +15xp; Correspondence: - +1xp; Language: Cornish +1xp)
(Notes: x +15xp; Correspondence: - +1xp; Language: Cornish +1xp)