Giovanni The Apprentice

Giovanni the apprentice:

Characteristics: Int 3, Per 1, Pre 1, Com 1, Str 1, Sta 1, Dex 1, Qik 1
Size:0
Age 16 (born 1102)
Decrepitude 0
Warping 0
Confidence: 2(5)
Virtues:: The Gift; social status is Hermetic Apprentice; Affinity with Parma Magica, Apt Student, Book Learner, Good Teacher, improved characteristics x2, self-confident, Heartbeast, Minor Magical Focus: Ghosts, Second Sight, Affinity with Mentem
Flaws: Ability Block (martial), Close Family Ties, Fragile Constitution, Know-it-all (major), Nocturnal, Chaotic Magic
Personality: Brave +2, Know-it-all +6, Nocturnal +3
Combat: Dodge Init +1 Atk n/a Dfn +4 Dmg n/a
Soak: +1
Fatigue levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, unconscious.
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-5), -3 (6-10), -5 (11-15), Incapacitated (16-20) (as adult – child has smaller damage bands due to size)

Abilities: Italian 5 (Sicilian accent), Area Lore:Sicily 2(merchants), Artes Liberales 2 (Astronomy), Athletics 2 (jumping), Awareness 2(ambushes), Bargain 2 (unusual goods), Brawl 2 (dodging), Charm 2(first impressions), Concentration 2 (staying awake), Folk Ken 2(merchants), Latin 5(16) (poetry), Magic Theory 8 (9) (Creo), Organization Lore: House Bjornaer 5(4) (self-initiation), Organization Lore:Order of Hermes 1(1) (magi), Swim 2(diving), Second Sight 1 (ghosts), Heartbeast 1(4) (change shape), Magic Lore 1(2)

Arts: Cr 6(6), In 6(3), Mu 6, Pe 6, Re 7(3), An 0, Aq 0, Au 7(1), Co 0, He 0, Ig 0, Im 0, Me 7(3), Te 0, Vi 0
Spells: None

HISTORY
Giovanni is the son of merchant from Sicily. The boy grew up in the port city, running around and swimming, but his nocturnal ways meant everyone thought he was lazy. He was given the task of keeping watch late at night as the only thing he could do well, so his awareness and concentration have developed. He has also learnt a little about talking to merchants and haggling. Over the last year, his Gift has started manifesting so his family have reluctantly let him go to serve as an apprentice scribe over on the mainland. They don’t realize this “apprenticeship” is actually apprenticeship to The Order of Hermes, and will ask people working for their mercantile business to check the boy is learning his letters, and have asked him to write to them when he has learnt how.
In 1118 Giovanni take part in the ritual of Twelve Years and adopts the shape of his heartbeast for the first time. A brown owl with mesmerizing eyes.

Design points – the know-it-all child personality flaw will be replaced by another major personality flaw when he reaches age 14 or 21, to be replaced by one suitable to his future heartbeast. His affinity with parma magica is so he has an ability boost his parens doesn’t need to teach him – I’m happy to swap for another arcane ability if you would prefer.

ADVENTURE REWARDS: Correspondence in Magic Theory (gathering of twelve years adv.)

HEARTBEAST: OWL
Int +3, Per +5, Pre +1, Com +1, Str -6, Sta 0, Dex +1, Qik +7
Size: -4
Combat: Beak: Init 7, Attack +6, Defense +10, Damage +6 ; Talons: Init 6, Attack +5, Defense +12, Damage -5
Soak: -1
Fatigue: OK, 0/0, -1, -3, -5, unconscious
Wound penatlies: -1 (1-2), -3 (3-4), -5 (5-6), Incapacitated (7-8), Dead (9+)
Virtues/Flaws: Ferocity (swooping attack), Keen Vision, Fragile Constitution, Nocturnal
Abilities: Brawl 2 (talons), Survival 3 (forest), Awaress 3 (food), Athletics 5 (flying), Stealth 4 (stalking prey), Hunt 4 (prey)
Qualities: Accomplished Flyer, Ambush Predator, Extra Natural Weapons( talons), Keen Eyesight, Sharp Ears

ADVANCEMENT
1113: found (2xp exposure in Order of Hermes Lore), arts opened (2xp exposure in Magic Theory), 23xp Latin from Prosperina, 31xp Latin from Markus (I'm classing an apprentice with "Know-it-all" as a flaw as meeting the criteria from "Problem student" specialty)
1114: 31xp Magic Theory from Markus, 26xp Magic Theory from Taurus, 2xp exposure in Magic Theory (chosen creo as specialty because he has assisted in vis extraction), 23xp Latin from Prosperina
1115: 4xp exposure in magic theory assisting Taurus extract vis in lab, 31xp Magic Theory from Markus, 26xp Magic Theory from Taurus
1116: 4xp exposure in Creo from assisting Taurus in lab, 26xp Magic Theory from Taurus, 5xp from Tribunal - 4 into Order of Hermes Lore, 1 into Latin
1117: 2xp exposure in Creo from assisting Taurus in lab, 26xp Magic Theory from Taurus, 31xp from Markus - 16 into Latin, 15 into Artes Liberales so he can read, 31xp from reading "The craftman's handbook"
1118: 21xp in Creo from Art of Creo, 24xp in Intellego from Stretching the Senses, 50xp in Organisation Lore:House Bjornaer from Taurus (including apt student) (Book learning for Creo capped by level of summa so I don't get the full bonus for book learner)
1119: 29xp Organization Lore:House Bjornaer (thought from Taurus); 4xp Heartbeast (gathering of twelve years adv.) ; 7xp Magic Lore (Taurus' favor adv.) ; 4xp Magic Theory (exposure assisting Taurus in lab) ; 2xp Magic Theory (correspondence while in lab)
1120: 29xp in Auram thought from Taurus, 21xp Muto summa "Unnatural altercations and their applications", 21xp read Perdo summa "Destruction and Decay", 21xp red Mentem summa "The human mind and its depths"

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