Wirth Ex Flambeau

Covenant: Novus Mane

Characteristics:

  • Int +2, Per 0, Pre +1, Com +1, Str 0, Sta +2, Dex +1, Qik +1

Size: 0

Age: 34 (34), Height: 170 cm, Weight: 61 kg, Gender: Male

Decrepitude: 0

Warping Score: 0 (0)

Confidence: 1 (14½)


Virtues and Flaws:

  • Affinity with Perdo, Affinity with Mentem, Book Learner (Book Quality: +3), Flexible Formulaic Magic, The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Improved Characteristics, Minor Magical Focus (self-transformation), Puissant Perdo, Quiet Magic (×2) (Spellcasting Penalty: None for not speaking)
  • Ambitious, Waster of Vis, Incomprehensible, True Love: Clara

Personality Traits:

Brooding +1, Suspicious +1, Protective of Clara +3, Peaceful around Clara +2, Ruthless +1


Combat:

  • Dodge: Init: +1, Attack —, Defense +5, Damage —
  • Dagger: Init: +1, Attack +7, Defense +5, Damage +3
  • Fist: Init: +1, Attack +6, Defense +6, Damage +0
  • Kick: Init: +0, Attack +5, Defense +4, Damage +3
  • Soak: +2

Fatigue levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-5), -3 (6-10), -5 (11-15), Incapacitated (16-20)


Abilities

Artes Liberales 1 (cermonial magic), Awareness 2 (alertness), Brawl 4 (Fist), Code of Hermes 1 (wizards' marches), Concentration 1 (spell concentration), Etiquette 1 (nobility), Guile 2 (lying to authority), Latin 4 (hermetic usage), Leadership 1 (intimidation) (4), Magic Theory 3 (inventing spells) (6), Occitan 5 (Provencal), Order of Hermes Lore 1 (personalities) (3), Parma Magica 5 (Terram), Penetration 3 (Mentem) (1), Philosophiae 1 (ceremonial magic), Sailor 0 (1), Stealth 2 (hide) (2)

Arts:

Cr 0, In 6, Mu 6, Pe 10+3, Re 5, An 2, Aq 0, Au 0, Co 5, He 5, Ig 8, Im 5, Me 10, Te 5, Vi 2


Equipment

The Eye’s Mind (Tractatus, Topic: Intellego, Quality: 9) (Type: Tractatus; Total Quality: 9; Quality: 9; Topic: Intellego; Language: Latin; Covenant Cost: 9; Subject; Author: Sylvain Ex Bonisagus)

Encumbrance: 0 (0)


Spells Known:

Corpus Spells

  • Eyes of the Cat (MuCo(An) 5) +12
  • A Giant amongst Men (MuCo(AnHeTe) 15) +12. Not very different from "Preternatural Growth and Shrinking", this impressive spell lets a magus grow by up to +4 size, becoming a towering giant. Scores are modified accordingly, as are wound increments.
  • A Mouse amongst Men (MuCo(AnHeTe) 15) +12. The reverse to the previous spell, this allows a magus to shrink by up to 4 size. Scores are modified accordingly, as are wound increments.
  • One of a Crowd (MuCo 15) +18. Utterly change the appearance or size of a person: This spell allow its caster to appear as any approximately human being: This spell works just as "Disguise of the new visage", but affects all the body instead, in the same fashion, even allowing sex changes.
  • Rip my Ennemy (PeCo 15) +20, Mastery 2 (multiple casting, penetration). This spell inflicts a medium wound.

Ignem Spells

  • Cloak of Darkness (PeIg 10) +21. Greatly reduce the amount of light in an area of size equal to a single fire*100. This is rougly equivalent to a townplace

Imaginem Spells

  • Beguiling Presence (MuIm 5) +10. As "Aura of Ennobled Presence", with range Personnal, but appears more friendly, conciliatory and credible: +3 on rolls to win trust and make friends. In a debate, +3 on defense totals based on Charm. See HoH: S p 96
  • Childlike Innocence (MuIm 5) +10. As "Aura of Ennobled Authority" with range Personnal, but appears more guileless, gullible and naive: +3 on rolls to deflect suspicion or convince others of his innocence. In a debate, +3 on defense based on Guile. See HoH: S p 96
  • Hide from the Prying Eyes (PeIm 10) +15. As "veil of invisibility", with target: Personnal, and Duration: Diam: The target becomes completely undetectable to normal sight, regardless of what it does, but still casts a shadow.
  • Like a Ghost Passing By (PeIm 15) +20. Destroy part of an object's ability to affect smell or hearing (Touch, Ind, Part). With FFM, this can affect an individual, a group, or be boosted at Voice range to affect someone's voice.

Mentem Spells

  • The Call to Slumber (ReMe 10) +14
  • Ensorcelled by Chaos (MuMe 15) +18. Changes the target’s emotions towards the caster to loyalty and love, such that they will readily serve them. Add 5 points from the target’s relevant Loyal Personality Trait, for the duration of the spell. Side Effect: Exaggerated Sigil: Cold Tendril of shadow go from the caster to the targets.
  • Frosty Breath of the Spoken Lie (InMe 20) +16

Vim Spells

  • Unravelling the Fabric of Corpus (PeVi 10) +15
  • Thwarting the Thaumaturgical Threat (Pevi 15) +16. Mastery 1 (Fast Casting)

History

Born in the south of France, Jean was a quiet and withdrawn boy, seeming always lost in his thoughts. At a loss with him, his parents left him alone. What could they do with this strange child?

However, because of his strangeness, the other boys picked on him soon enough, especially as his gift manifested itself early.

So, he learned to fistfight at a very young age, woving, as the kind of impossible vows child sometimes do, to one day become powerful enough so that no one could threaten him.

As he grew older, he became somewhat biter and more and more brooding. And when he discovered that he had the power to change his appearance to that of any other boy and girl, he used this to work mischief and avenge himself from his tormentors.

However, this could not keep on forever, and soon, the frightened villagers caught on, and decided to burn the "devil child".

It was while he was at the stake that a miracle occured: Monted on a white steed, clad in the finest armor, a man in his mid-fifties seemed to appear from nowhere. He gestured, and the flames that had begun to creep toward Jean's feet died. He gestured again, and the place was shrouded in shadows, all light diminished. Then, he came close to the boy, cut his bounds with a gleaming sword, and took the astonished boy with him, while the frightened villagers cried that the devil had came to take back his child.

The man, as Jean discovered soon after, was in fact Hugues, a magus from the lineage of apromor. In search of a potential apprentice, he had heard of the boy. While he didn't intended to claim him in such a brutal manner, he had no qualms about his acts.

Of course, things didn't go miraculously well after that. Jean was rebellious, acustomed to be left to his own devices, and, when he discovered that the Opening of the Arts had destroyed his ability, he became even more difficult to live with.

That's when another miracle occured. A new family came to live in the covenant, and, with them, their daughter, clara, a beautiful and quiet young maiden. With her, Jean discovered trust, and, more importantly, peace of heart. She was the best and only friend he ever had. Moreso, she was curious, intelligent, and she opened the same spark in jean, the spark that was buried long ago in anger.

Seeing this, Hugues encouraged their relationship somewhat, even letting clara in his lab so long as she stayed quiet, letting her visits be a recompense for good behaviour and study. Making quick progress, jean found in himself a thirst for knowledge: That was the way!!! With magic, he could have power unbound, power enough that no one could ever threaten or restrain him, nor his newfound friend.

As the years passed, and the feelings between the youth prospered, the quieting influence of clara allowed Hugues to teach him the value of honor, courage and battle, even though the youth retained a mean streak.

Of course, even then, Jean couldn't perform as expected :roll:. When his master wanted him to explore his gift with Perdo (for he had a great affinity with this art), Jean also studied muto, and, more importantly, mentem. And while he managed to learn some of his Hugues recommanded spells, Jean also studied based on his whims, under his amused master's gaze, curious to see where the boy's curiosity and tastes would lead him.

Near the end of his apprenticeship, he even managed to somewhat dump the spell library altogether to develop his own shapeshift spell, in order to emulate the abilities he had lost. Hugues proved very happy with the result, even learning the spell himself, as it allowed him to travel incognito.

Soon thereafter, Jean was gauntleted, leaving behind his old identity by taking the name Wirth. His next act was to ask clara to become his wife.

As per Hugues, despite the difficult years before, despite their differences too, the two parted in peace, and remain in good terms as of today.

Et moi? Oh, simplement… Je me déteste, je me méprise aussi, je ne suis pas heureux, et j'attends la mort que je n'ai ni le courage, ni l'énergie de me donner.

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