It was good to pick up the game again. It was initially rough as everyone tried to remember various details. Some were smoothed over. Others involved NPC name changes on the fly to avoid further confusion.
Summer 1220 Addendum:
Letters were sent far and wide offering to trade vis for books. Niko swore he would get the message out to all the redcaps.
The magi were called together by Demetrios to discuss the fact that they were nearly out of silver. He asked permission from the magi to pursue some endeavors that could result in some income for the covenant. Permission was given after some cursory questioning. It was also decided that the covenant should assert “lordly possession” of the nearby fishing village. Delios and Petros were nominated to head to the village to make the proper arrangements.
Upon arrival the pair of magi was informed that the village leader was Isaac, but he was out fishing. In his stead they could talk to his son, Joannes. Petros spoke to him and requested that he send his father to the covenant at his earliest convenience. Delios, spent her time flirting with the boy and making sure he had a “friendly” attitude towards her. Joannes was more then a bit smitten with her by the time she left. And the fresh breeze that remained after she left cemented those thoughts in his head.
A few days later Isaac arrived at the covenant and agreed to the arrangement of the magi being liege lords over the village. An appropriate tithe of 10% of the catch was arranged. In addition it was agreed that the magi would help in the education and instruction of Joannes.
After a fire at one of the local farms that killed the family inside, except for the young son who was rescued by one of the grogs, the covenant cook adopted the boy and he was put to wrok caring for the new found goats and sheep.
The magi met to discuss their vis stores, to grant a season of service to Petros for learning Aegis of the Hearth, and to decide when they should cast it. It was decided that the covenant would act as a 6th magi for the purposes of vis distribution. In addition, 20 pawns of vim and 5 pawns of rego would be set aside as emergency Aegis vis.
Vis was distributed. A hue and cry was raised by the guards when a wagon arrived with an unconscious friar inside. After short investigation it appeared that brigands had robbed and beaten him. While to cook attended to his needs, Petros and 2 of the grogs set out to roust the villagers about the friar and possible brigands. After laying a great deal of intimidation onto a few of the lads of the village, Petros was rewarded with information about a possible smuggling hidey hole to the east. He and the men set out. Upon discovering the cave, Petros ordered the men to stay hidden and safe. Then he strode confidently towards the cave. A warning shot greeted him in the arm. After a short conversation shouted between him and the apparent brigands, Petros gathered his grogs and went back to the covenant.
The cook removed the arrow from his arm and the magi discussed the pros and cons of brigandry. After heated debate, they decided they should protect their people from brigands, but since they were getting a cut from the brigands work, they needed to find another means of earning silver. The course of action selected was to attempt to recruit the brigands as grogs, and to find a pirate they could work with. The reasoning being that being a privateer was good, being a brigand was bad.