The covenant is the home of magi and the heart of an Ars Magica saga. Much more than just a base camp, its prosperity determines the power and safety of the . What is the Vanilla Covenants Project? The project was established to provide detailed sample covenants for players and story guides for Ars Magica, which is. This site is the central hub for an Ars Magica saga played over Hangout.

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This supplement, published in by Lion Rampant, was the original guide to creating covenants for Ars Magica under the game’s 2nd Edition, and has been long out of print. This book includes new Boons and Hooks for a wide range of saga styles, extensive guidance on governance and covenfolk, story-based rules for determining a covenant’s wealth, expanded rules for developing libraries and enchanting books, and all-new rules for personalizing and improving the laboratories of magi.

If this is your first Saga, you may be covennats served to start by finding an existing sample covenant and modifying it as you see fit. Crom Gleannlocated in Wales. Most covenants also have guards called grogs and servants covenfolk. The challenges faced by a covenant shapes the whole saga.

Cernunnos brought a breeding pair of Lynx of Virtue, whose urine, when buried and left to crystallize, forms into semi-precious gemstones similar to carbuncles.

The Black Cloaks 9shield grogs trained by House Tremere: Besides including rules for creating the covenant, “the central character in your saga,” this book included four extraordinary examples of Ars Magica covenants, one for each season:.

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The Esgir’s dovenants are unknown, but what is certain is that Faeries and mundane travelers will often be passing to and fro.

Ars Magica: Covenants

Missing Expedition -1 Hook: As all characters live there, its interests are the interests of all characters and the interests of the characters form the covenant’s interest.

Library The covenant has begun a library located in the central keep of the castle. And finally, the Esgir Riadha, a line srs mounds which divides the island into northern and southern halves, comes very close to the southern base of the Hill. New Boons and Hooks, for a wide range of saga styles.

Vis Sources The magi came to Hibernia with no knowledge of vis sources. Faerie Court -1 Hook: The magi appointed Otto Rufus as Seneschal. The covenant plays an important role in most sagasproviding not only a setting for story events but also a common interest for all the magi.

Covenants Order of Hermes. If, later on, you have new ideas and want to create a covenant of your own, you can simply have the characters’ starting covenant fail, break up, or get destroyed, and move the magi to a new covenant of your original design. Women among the covenfolk are given rights equal to the men.

Rules for creating a covenant can be found in Chapter 6 of ArM5. You can also find arw fan-created example covenants in the Regional Tribunal pages:.

True LineagesHouses of Hermes: In both cases, the mechanics are somewhat out of date and would need conversion especially for Mistridgebut the ideas remain quite usable. Semita Errabunda is the official example covenant from Atlas Games. Legendary Site -1 Hook: Lindsey is xovenants friend of Bradach the Bastard and is strangely familiar to Sir Blane. It is the home of minstrels, sages, and all too much intrigue. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


In most covenants, the magi live together and share a magical library [1]. This site uses cookies. The covenant typically houses a handful of magi one for each playeran equal number of grogsand about double that number of covenfolk servants, craftsmen, and so on [3]. Also near the bottom of that page are multiple PDFs containing 5th Edition statistics for Semita Errabunda’s magi, grogs, and covenfolk.

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Between them, they can probably scavenge about 7 mythic pounds. A Covenant usually includes several Magisome especially skilled or trusted persons called Companionsand guardians and servants, covenfolkthe most trusted, valuable or skilled of which are called called Grogs.

Some atypical covenants have no shared library, with each magus claiming private ownership of books. Semi-precious stones are not only used for ornamentation, they are also ground up and used for ink, medicine, and more. The covenant has begun a library located in the central keep of the castle. The central keep is 40 feet square and houses the library, the council chambers, and the great hall. Designing a covenant is a complex and time-consuming task that may be too challenging for new players.

Most of the magi have further customized their labs since arriving. Commoners and hedge magicz are going to come to the Hill expecting to participate in these festivities. These teamsters are not presumed to be members of the covenant though they could be. Or they may be housed in a collection of buildings ckvenants than a single large structure.

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