Epileus of House Bjornaer

Laboratory

Hermetic Grimoire (TechForm Level/Bonus)

Orpheus' Bane (PeAn15/+10) Prison of Flames (MuIg 15/+15)
Voice for Bjornaer (MuAn 25/+15) Lungs of the Fish (MuAq 10/+10)
Ill Temper of the Wild Mare (ReAn 5/+9) Alleviate the Serpent's Bite (PeAn 5/+10)
Crushing Grasp(PeCo 15/+9) Blessing of Diana (ReAu 15/+8)
Claws of the Razor's Edge (MuAn 10/+16)   Bolt of Crackling Lightning (CrAu 15/+8)
  *Mastered spells

Vis Supply

[forthcoming]

Characteristics

Strength

0
Dexterity(hands)

+1
Stamina

0
Quickness(Nimble)

+1
Intelligence (curious)

+1
Presence(nervous)

-1
Perception (in sunlight)

+1
Communication (intense)

-1

Virtues & Flaws: Follower of Bjornaer +2, Quick Mastery +2, Enduring Constitution +1, Keen Vision +1, Tough +1, Animal Ken +1, Method Caster +1, Trained as Gruagach -4, Incomprehensible -1, Dark Secret -1 (illegitimate), Compulsion -1 (steal shiny things), Poor Armaments -1, Stingy Master -1

Abilities: Speak Gaelic (tales) 4, Speak Latin (memorization) 4, Scribe Latin (correspondence) 2, Hermes Lore (Loch Leglean Tribunal) 2, Awareness (daytime) 2, Will over Form (falcon) 4, Speak English (hunting) 3, Speak Pictish (spells) 1, Single Weapon: Dirk (defense) 2, Animal Handling (birds) 1, Legend Lore (Scotland) 1, Hunt (tracking) 2, Stealth (outdoors) 1, Faerie Lore (Caithness) 1, Brawling (groups) 1, Highland Lore (magicians) 1, Occult Lore (ghosts) 1, Storytelling (Picts) 1, Certamen (Animal) 1, Concentration (Reading) 1, Finesse (aiming) 1, Magic Theory (muto) 4, Parma Magica (Mentem) 2, Penetration (auram) 1.

Prava
Year Born

1203
Age (in 1229 A.D.)

26
Decrepitude

0
Gender

Male
Size

0
Height

5'7"
Weight

160 lbs.
Hair

Brown
Eyes

Brown
Handedness

Right
Twilight Points

0
Physical Description:
Personality Traits: Falcon (acquisitive) +3, curious (mundanes) +1.
Reputations: Germanic Tradition (Order) 2.
                   

Magical Arts
Creo

3
  Animal

6
Ignem

5
Intellego

3
  Aquam

0
Imaginem

0
Muto

10
  Auram

5
Mentem

0
Perdo

4
  Corpus

5
Terram

0
Rego

3
  Herbam

5
Vim

0
Wizard's Sigil: people at near range see sparkles in peripheral vision
                   
Soak: +3 Armor Worn: none

Skill

Weapon

Scr

Init

Atk

Dfn

Dam

Fat
Brawling

fist/kick

1

+2

+2

+2

+1

0
Single Weapon

dirk

2

+7

+6

+5

+2

0
Falcon

claws

0

+7

+6

-1

+4

0
Otter

claws

0

+4

+4

0

+5

0

Background:

Alisdair MacTavish was born to a woman in the MacEachern clan in Northern Scotland, a family of strong Gruagachan traditions. Her husband was a MacTavish clansman, but during his apprenticeship he found out that his father's identity was a mystery. Because of his known background, he was trained at MacGruagach covenant. During his apprenticeship, his elders were mystified to discover he could only change into a falcon. The question was put to Domnhull Beg, a Bonisagus and the only non-Gruagach at the covenant. After extensive correspondence outside the tribunal (including Guy of Bern and John Austhwaite at Londinium), he theorized that Alasdair was a Bjornaer. Gingerly, he discovered from his mother that his father was a German magus she had encountered and never seen again. With this new knowledge, Alasdair passed his gauntlet after discovering a lesser shape, that of an otter.

Although he was a full magus, he felt like an outsider even in his adopted covenant. Furthermore, if his extended family discovered the truth about his origins, he was feared the consequences to him and his mother. Because of his pater's connections to the south and an invitation to study at Corona Montis (part of a plot devised by the scheming magus Superbus), he resolved to visit Cumbria. But the machinations of Superbus caught up with him at Horsingas covenant, where he met the magi a bit sooner than planned (see the story Neighbors to the North).


Illustration by Mike Daumen.

This page last modified 19-Aug 2000.

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