Lady Agniezka

History

She is the third daughter of a Christian Magyar chieftain who embarked on a very foolhardy quest to fight in the Levant in the First Crusade, following Baldwin when he passed through King Coloman’s Kingdom of Hungary. By 1100, most of the family that came with him was dead, except for Agniezka and a few other female cousins. Katerina filia Illena, a Jerbiton Maga of the covenant of Oasis noticed her Gift and delicately negotiated her “purchase”, from the remaining members of her family. However, one of her sodales, a very arrogant and unworldly Bonisagus, Patronus, Boni-snatched the bright young maiden, spoiling the transaction. While within his rights, it was done in a manner that brought lots of unwanted attention to the covenant, and resulted in an extremely antagonistic atmosphere within it. Patronus immediately experimented on Agniezka while Opening her Arts. Further reckless experimentation with her supernatural abilities (trying to gain Insight into the nature of the Divine vs the Magic Realm) led to Agniezka’s Gift becoming damaged, eventually disappearing altogether. This was a final insult, and led to intra-covenant Wizard's War, spiraling into its destruction. By this time, one of the Companions of the Covenant, an Italian knight named Severinus of Savona, and distant cousin to Adelaide del Vasto from Sicily, managed to secure the covenant’s lands under Agniezka, married her, and united his own small but wealthy fiefs with her now considerably larger estates.
Still in the Holy Land, and in the service of Baldwin, Severinus was badly wounded in the Second Battle of Ramla in 1102, although he managed to escape. He never recovered from this injury, and in fact fell ill with some wasting disease which still plagues him to this day. Throughout, Agniezka’s steady hand, great intelligence, and social skills were so evident that most people recognized her as the head of the household.

Severinus has become a recluse, clinging on to life, often catatonic; Agniezka has impersonated him many times to the family’s benefit.

Agniezka’s great talent with lab work makes her long for this life of magi that she almost had. She can be bargained with to assist in the lab for one season most years. The project has to be something that could conceivably help others, or be fascinating enough , or be with a Magus she finds engaging. Probably not with an antisocial necromancer intent on raising ghoul armies! However, after one season she becomes a little depressed, as her lost powers haunt her still. Lady Agniezka can currently provide a +16 to Lab Totals.
She is interested in access to LRs, for her and her husband, since this will keep them around for a long time as allies (and will make her life easier), the aid of the covenant as long as there’s no interference with the Code, access to books (she is looking for a summae on Sense holiness/Unholiness and Persona, to raise back her powers if they should be reduced because of botches), and suitable quarters in Praesidium Orae itself, to gain the +2 healthy Feature. She might also be interested in joining a cult that gave her access to supernatural abilities; just not Infernal!
Since it was Danaë and Andros (and Pazzino) who negotiated the bargain, it will probably fall to them to insure the LR happens.

Lady Agniezka has agreed to take control of the town of Siderno to help the Magi of Praesidium Orae avoid charges of mundane interference. She's a kind-hearted soul who nonetheless people do well not to underestimate; she can sift truth from lies ably, and inspires her retainers. She's not particularly pious, neither is she blasphemous at all. She will fund orphanages and nunneries if she can. She has a number of warriors, knights, ladies-in-waiting, and other assorted servants, some of them Magyar, others Italian, and even some Arabs, which she maintains with her wealth. They are loyal to her , as she is kind and responsive to their requests, though they believe her haunted and peculiar (due to her use of Persona, her association with Magi, and her Stigmata). She's a definite book worm, and will wish to learn more languages, and polish her existing skills. She prefers rural areas, because cities often have strong Dominion auras and unexpected Infernal ones, and her sensitivity to this can often be overwhelming.

Agniezka has two daughters, Sandra 15 (married off), and Anikó, 17 (married off), with whom she has a warm if formal relationship. One son died a few years back, and with Severinus’s injuries, it’s unlikely that more issue will be forthcoming. To tell the truth, many expect Severinus to die soon, so that Agniezka can be married to some other minor noble. Neither Severinus nor Agniezka. wish for this. Severinus is mere window-dressing, should have the Virtues Knight, Warrior, Tough and Flaws Lingering Injury, Reclusive, and Pessimistic (really should be Enfeebled, but his importance in this Saga is Grog level), and considerably older than Agniezka, maybe 45, and with some accumulated Decrepitude.

Lady Agniezka was blessed with new progeny in the Fall of 1112, courtesy of Evandrus's botched ritual, a male child christened Alexander (Sandor to Lady A.).

Description

updated to 1123, born 1082

Lady Agniezka has a friendly attractive face that still manages a certain detachment. She has a warm and engaging manner, and always asks about a person's family and relations (and is always paying attention to proper Etiquette and gossip). She's a good conversationalist, and can quickly ferret out someone's motivations with a few innocent-sounding queries.

Vital Statistics

Size: 0
Age: 42 (apparent age 34, Longevity Ritual +14)
Decrepitude: 0
Warping Score: 1 [7]
Confidence: 1 (59)

Personality

Compassionate +6, Busybody +3, Family is the most important thing +3, Fascinated by magic +2, Practical +3

Reputations

Canny negotiator (nobility) 1[2]
Good ruler (peasants of Siderno) 1
Poor reputation among other Magic beings 3 (from Monstrous Blood)

Characteristics

Characteristic Score Description
Int +3
Per +1
Str -3
Sta +5
Pre +1
Com +1
Dex +1
Qik 0

Virtues and Flaws

Virtues

Wealthy (Major, General), Gentlewoman (Minor, Social Status), Failed Apprentice (Minor, General), Book Learner (Minor, General), Affinity for Magic Theory (Minor, General), Improved Characteristics (Minor, General), Persona (Minor, Supernatural), Sense Holiness/Unholiness (Minor, Supernatural)

*Wealthy allows Agniezka 3 free seasons/year, + wealth (she is not supported by the covenant). 1 season a year is spent traveling to maintain her holdings, manage her husband's relatives, and do generally noble-y stuff. She starts play with 23 seasons of 20 xp each, 460 xp + childhood

Flaws

Compassionate (Major, Personality), Ability Block: Martial (Minor, General), Favors (Major, Story, 1 Notch 1115/1 Notch 1116/Notch 1119/Notch on 1123), Busybody (Minor, Personality), Infernal Realm Stigmatic (Minor, Supernatural), Broken Vessel (Minor, Supernatural), Monstrous Blood (Minor, Supernatural)- Magic Human. -1 to Str W

W from Warping

*The Favors Flaw involves stories in which Agniezka has to fend some challenge to her authority for being a woman, some maintaining of alliances to keep her station, or some attack on Severinus, be it physical or more likely, questioning his fitness to be a knight (and thus, indirectly threaten Lady Agniezka's position). This can also include arranging a suitable marriage for her daughters.

Combat & Defenses

Combat:
Dodge: Initiative 0, Attack n/a , Defense +2, Damage n/a

Soak: +2 +
Fatigue levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-5), -3 (6-10), -5 (11-15), Incapacitated (16-20), Dead (21+)

Abilities

Ability Specialization Score Extra Exp. Notes
Area Lore: Locri Personalities 2 2
Artes Liberales Mathematics 3
Awareness Alertness 1 5
Bargain Land 4 *Correspondence
Charm First impressions 2
Code of Hermes Lore Famous cases 2 8
Dead Language: Latin Hermetic 4
Etiquette Nobility 4 6
Faerie Lore Faerie Courts 4 22 correspondence
Folk Ken Nobles 4 2
Guile Pretending to be someone else 4 6
Infernal Lore Regios 0 correspondence
Intrigue Alliances 3 11 correspondence
Leadership Inspiration 2 5 correspondence
Living Language: Magyar Commands 5 Native
Living Language: Italian Southern 5
Magic Lore Magical Traditions 5
Magic Theory Help in the Lab 12 48 Correspondence
Organization Lore: Church Lore Movers and Shakers 2 5 Correspondence
Organization Lore: Order of Hermes Lore Covenants 4 14
Profession: Steward Managing resources 4 18
Persona Severinus 5
Sense Holiness/Unholiness Evil 5

*Persona - her husband Severinus is her specialty; also Gyorgy, a steward-type elderly character; Ráhel, a mute female child servant; her dead son Milos, as she envisions him in his teenage years, lithe, dark, and handsome; and Tibor, a clerk from the Holy Land associated with the Templars.

Possessions

Vis

Technique Quantity/Realm Form Quantity/Realm Form Quantity/Realm
Cr 0 An 0 Ig 0
In 0 Aq 0 Im 0
Mu 0 Au 0 Me 0
Pe 0 Co 0 Te 0
Re 0 He 0 Vi 0

Other

whatever's appropriate, clothing and equipment suitable for her different Personae

Severinus of Savona:

Str +2(2) Dex +1 Sta+ 1(1) Quik +1 Int 0 Per 0 Com -1 Pre +1
Virtues: Knight, Warrior, Tough

Flaws: Viaticarus* from 1102 aging roll , Lingering Injury, Depressed, Reclusive

Decrepitude: 1(2)

Severinus's aging rolls, assume 35-40 is -2 Wealthy, 45+ is -2 Wealthy, -2 healthy feature
[url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165013]_: 1D10 = [3] = 3
1D10 = [1] = 1
1D10 = [4] = 4
1D10 = [10] = 10
1D10 = [3] = 3
1D10 = [4] = 4
[/url]
So 35 is 5, apparent aging only ,
36 is [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165014]_: 1D10 = [1] = 1
oh boy, [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165015_: 1D10 = [1] = 1
what!!! [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165016_: 1D10 = [7] = 7
so that's 56 + 4 -2= 58, gain enough aging points in one characteristic to go to the level of Decrepitude (1) + Crisis, simple die for Crisis [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165017_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
God hates him! + 1 Decrepitude + 4 Age = Minor illness, Sta 3+ to survive. [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165019_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
this guy definitely has horrible luck, [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165020_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
[/url] of course, botch… -1 to Com
37 is 6 apparent aging only
38 is 2 no apparent aging
39 is 5 apparent aging only
40 is 6 apparent aging only

Rolls 41-44
[url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165021]_: 1D10 = [6] = 6
1D10 = [7] = 7
1D10 = [10] = 10
1D10 = [5] = 5
[/url]
41 is 5+ 6 -2 = 9 apparent aging only
42 is 5 + 7 -2 = 10, 1 Aging point in any Characteristic Strength
43 is 5 + 0 - 2= 3 apparent aging only
44 is 7 total, apparent aging only

Roll 45 +5 Age - 1 -2 Noble lifestyle - 2 Healthy Feature + _: 1D10 = [8] = 8 = 10 9, 1 Aging point in any characteristic. Well, now I have to write him up! And do all those Aging rolls. *edited, Wealthy gives a -2, not a -1, 9 it's apparent aging and nothing else.
46 +5-2 Wealthy -2 Healthy Feature - 1 food (assuming Lady Agniezka purchases victuals and food from the Covenant) + [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165024]_: 1D10 = [1] = 1
insane! [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=165025_: 1D10 = [9] = 9
[/url] yeah ok, 18 total, 1 Aging point in Str and Sta
47 Aging roll Severinus's Aging roll Age 5 + _: 1D10 = [7] = 7 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food = 7, apparent aging
48 Aging roll Severinus's Aging roll Age 5 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food + [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=167847]_: 1D10 = [3] = 3
[/url] = 3, apparent aging
49 Aging roll Severinus Age 5 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food + [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=168526]_: 1D10 = [8] = 8
[/url] = 8, apparent aging
50 Aging roll Severinus's Aging roll Age 5 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food + [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=169618]_: 1D10 = [3] = 3
[/url] = 3, apparent aging
51: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=170652]_: 1D10 = [7] = 7
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - Wine = 7 apparent aging
52: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=172199]_: 1D10 = [2] = 2
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - Wine = 2, no apparent aging
53: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=173144]_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - Wine = 0 no apparent aging
54: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=175463]_: 1D10 = [9] = 9
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - 1 Wine = 9 apparent aging

Progression

55: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=178722]_: 1D10 = [9] = 9
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - 1 Wine = 9 apparent aging
56: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=180192]_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - 1 Wine = 0 no apparent aging
57: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=181474]_: 1D10 = [8] = 8
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - 1 Wine = 8 apparent aging
58: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=182961]_: 1D10 = [3] = 3
[/url] + Age 6 -2 Wealthy - 2 Healthy location - 1 Food - 1 Wine = 3 apparent aging

1111:
Spring: Read Developing magical spells L7Q14 MT, +25 xp MT (Book Learner + Affinity)
Summer: Read Developing magical spells L7Q14 MT, +26 xp MT (Book Learner + Affinity)
Autumn: Read The Magical Realm: An introduction to its inhabitants Magic Lore L5Q20, Magic Lore +23
Winter: Noble Endeavors, +2 xp to profession: Steward Adventure, 5 xp to Persona, 3 xp to Sense Holiness/Unholiness
Circle of Stamina +4 warping, +3 Sta, + 1 pregnancy

1112:
Spring: Read Developing magical spells L7Q14 MT, +19 xp Gain Limit (Book Learner + Affinity)
Summer:Read The Magical Realm: An introduction to its inhabitants Magic Lore L5Q20, Magic Lore +23 5 Adventures, 32 xp: Persona 5, Sense holiness/U 5, Organization Lore Church 5, Guile 5, Etiquette 5, Intrigue 5, Folk Ken 2
Autumn: Study Intrigue with Siderno Teacher, +21 Intrigue, Baby!
Winter: Scheduled: Noble Endeavors, +2 xp to profession: Steward

1113:
Spring: Read Observations regarding Developing Magical Spells, Q11, +21 xp MT (Book Learner + Affinity)
Summer: Read The Magical Realm: An introduction to its inhabitants Magic Lore Summae Level 5 Quality 20, +23 xp Magic Lore
Autumn: Read Houses and Tribunals, a beginners guide, Order of Hermes summae Level 3 Quality 11, +14 xp OoH Lore, 1 Adventure, son is 1 year old!
Winter : Noble Endeavors, +2 xp to profession: Steward

1114:
Spring: Read Magic Theory for Apprentices by Anna Q14, Magic Theory Tractatus, +26MT,
Summer: Read The Magical Realm: An introduction to its inhabitants Magic Lore Summae Level 5 Quality 20, +23 xp Magic Lore
Autumn: Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 2 years old
Winter : Assistance to Andros in Lab +2(3) xp MT

1115:
Spring: read Simplified Correspondences in Magic Theory Q10, +19 MT
Summer: Italian class with Prosperina, +18 xp Living Language Italian
Autumn: Adventure to marry off Aniko (daughter), short, read Marcus's Elements of a Lab, +26 MT
Winter : Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 3 years old

1116:
Spring: Adventure to organize Wedding for Aniko, short, read Straw Hats in Winter (Bargain tractatus Q14+3)
Summer: Italian class with Markus +25 xp, adventure
Autumn: Read The Realm of the Faeries: The Faerie culture and their traditions +23 Faerie Lore
Winter : Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 4 years old

1117:
Spring: Read Magic Theory for Apprentices vol.2 Q14, +25 xp MT, adventure with son
Summer: Read Evandrus's new magic theory tractatus Q12, +23 xp MT Read Taurus' MT tractatus Tales of the lab Q8+3 + Aff = +17 xp
Autumn: Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 5 years old
Winter : Assist in own LR +2(3) MT, Aging roll: Lady A's first aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=170649]_: 1D10 = [2] = 2
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -14, no apparent aging

1118:
Spring: Help Andros in the Lab, +2(3) xp
Summer: Read The Realm of the Faeries: The Faerie culture and their traditions +23, 2 adventures, will take her xp from study
Autumn: Read "A cure for unwellness" Evandrus's new MT tractatus, Q 14, +25 xp MT
Winter: Scheduled Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 6 years old
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=172198]_: 1D10 = [5] = 5
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -11, no apparent aging

1119:
Spring: Seeking a husband for Szandra, 1 more adventure, 12 xp: 1 OoH Lore, Magic Lore 1, Living Language Italian 2, Bargain 3, 5 Sense Holiness/Unholiness
Summer: Read Logical Arguments and Associated Grammar Artes Liberales Summae Level 5 Quality 20. +23 xp
Autumn: Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 7 years old, Adventure 7 xp: 2 A Liberales, 5 Leadership
Winter: adventure for marriage, went on 2 more adventures, Anna's estate, Andros resonant material hunt, xp: 21, 5 (8) MT, 5 Persona , 5 Sense Holiness/Unholiness, 5 Organization Lore Church Lore, 1 Guile
Aging roll [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=173143]_: 1D10 = [6] = 6
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -10, no apparent aging

1120:
Spring: Read reflections of magic in nature Q11 MT, 2 adventures, +21 MT
Summer: Read Locri Drinking spots, Area Lore Locri Q14 + 3= 17
Autumn: Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 8 years old,
Winter: Read Trianoma's Legacy Code of Hermes Summae Level 5 Quality 20, +23 xp
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=175462]_: 1D10 = [5] = 5
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -11, no apparent aging

1121:
Spring: Be taught Etiquette by Siderno Teacher, +21 xp
Summer: Read Tales of Deurenmar OoH Q16 tractates, 2 adventures, will take xp from tractatus, +19 xp
Autumn: Noble Endeavors +2 xp Profession Steward, son is now 9 years old, short adventure, 5 xp, Magic Theory 5(7)
Winter: Read Trianoma's Legacy Code of Hermes Summae Level 5 Quality 20, +23 xp; many days of adventure, will take 23 xp from adventures 9+8 + 6, Awareness 5, Sense H/U 5, Persona 5, Leadership 5, Magic theory 3(5)
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=178721]_: 1D10 = [10] = 10
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -16, no apparent aging

1122:
Spring: Read the Realm of the Faeries Q22+3 =25, adventure
Summer: Read Observations regarding Developing Magical Spells, Q11+3 + Affinity= 21 xp
Autumn: Noble Endeavors , son is now 10 years old, 8 days of adventure, 5 xp: MT 5(7)
Winter: Aid Andros in the Lab +2(3)MT
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=180189]_: 1D10 = [4] = 4
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR = -12, no apparent aging

1123:
Spring: Read On the Footsteps of Bonisagus: a Treatise Q13, +24 xp MT +1 Correspondence
Summer: Assist Author win the Lab, +2(3) MT, adventure by others to deal with her Favors Flaw
Autumn: Noble Endeavors , son is now 11 years old, + 2 Steward
Winter: Read Members of Note within the Order OoH Q12, 15 xp OoH lore
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=181473]_: 1D10 = [4] = 4
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR -1 Magic blood = -13, no apparent aging

1124:
Spring:Noble endeavors, adventure 7 xp, Sense Holiness/Unholiness 2, Persona 5
Summer: Read On the development of magical spells Q13+3 + Affinity= 24 xp MT
Autumn: Etiquette with Social Teacher, +15 xp Etiquette
Winter: Aid Oliverius in the Lab +2(3)MT
Aging roll: [url=http://roll.coyotecode.net/lookup.php?rollid=182960]_: 1D10 = [2] = 2
[/url] + 4 Age - 2 Wealthy- 2 healthy locale - 1 good food -1 good wine - 14 LR- 1 Monstrous Blood = -17, no apparent aging

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