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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Most covenants also have guards called grogs and servants covenfolk. Contents 1 Boons and Hooks 2 Governance 3 Vis Sources 4 Covenfolk 5 Wealth and Poverty 6 Magical Armory arx The covenant also has a magical armory, including assets in covenante or in possession of covenant members. Like characters, covenants can progress or deteriorate over the course of a Saga. 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: Uisneach is about a day’s ride west of the town of Trim, which is the seat of power for Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

Each Hermetic House has a Covenant which coveenants in some sense the center of activity or governance of that house. With one notable and recent exception in House Verditiusthis is the covenant of the primus of the house.

Ars Magica: Covenants

That just means the “surplus” Boons are Unknown, lying in wait for the magi to discover. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses cookies. Story-based rules for determining the covenant’s wealth.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Legendary Site -1 Hook: Nigrasaxa is a free mini-saga for ArM4 that contains a starting covenant that can be used in Fifth Edition with some manual conversion.


Brigid became both a nun and a bishop. It is possible that smaller parts of the Hill might have even more powerful Auras. Or they may be housed in a collection of buildings rather than a single large structure. The project was established to provide detailed sample covenants for players and story guides for Ars Magica, which is an area which is lacking in the core material.

Some covenants do not have enough laboratory facilities for everyone. A pound of these stones is worth about 4 Mythic Pounds they are sold for about 1 Mythic Pound to 4 ounces. Across Mythic Europe they inhabit all manner of structures; a ship, manor house, castle, underground warren or ancient ruin. I think the primary reason that the material has not been developed is because many of the Ars Magica players are already deeply invested in the setting and the frequency of mavica players is too low to justify a commercial book when weighed against the opportunity to develop material that the existing players will desire and consume.

Magical Armory The covenant also covebants a magical armory, including assets in reserve or in civenants of covenant members.

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This is one of Ireland’s most potent mystical sites and was home to at least one former covenant, now vanished. During that time, Samson walked an eliptical path around the Hill that was 70 miles long. The challenges zrs by a covenant shapes the whole saga. The covenant’s abundance or shortage of booksvisand wealth help define the rate at which character can advance in their Arts and Abilities.

It was frequently used for the swearing of oaths. Patrick cursed the stones here, to make them useless for building.

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In earlier editions of Ars Magica, covenants were portrayed as having larger staffs of warriors and servants [4]and many troupes still prefer a grog-to-magi ratio of two or three grogs per magus. As vis sources have been discovered, they have been placed on their own page. Introduction Rewrite My own covenant example, if time permits. Tower of the Four Seasons.


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.

Notify me of new comments via email. This is much less work and lets your covennants get more quickly started telling stories.

It’s contents are detailed here. Shipping will resume January 2nd, Uisneach is home to the Cat Stone, or “the Stone of Division,” a massive and crumbling boulder which is an Arcane Connection to each province in Ireland and which may have other mythical characteristics. The Hill’s magical aura is about two miles covehants diameter and comparatively large, centered on the summit of the Hill and including a great many mystical features.

This is a collection of information which was written as a contribution to that project. According to the Hibernian Peripheral Code, their covenant lands civenants defined by “all the land a magus can encircle between sunrise and sunset, without enchanted items or spells.

Previous thread of progress. In the 8th or 9th century, magi of the Order founded a covenant here. It can become a kind of central character in itself: The Wizard’s Grimoire – Revised Edi Rules for creating a covenant can be found in Chapter 6 of ArM5.