Neleos

Neleos, Once and Future Apprentice
Twenty six years before meeting Neleos, Iapetus of Tytalus made bargain with a faerie merchant, aided by his Merenita covenant-mate: A source of faerie vis in return for Neleos's next child. Iapetus had already taken his longevity ritual, and was certain he was winning this bargain.
Neleos was a Greek boy, born to a fisher-family in the outskirts of Patras. He was always quiet and sullen, and due to the Gift, the other boys in his area never treated him well. This led him to staying indoors and hiding from them, which in turn meant the boys liked him even less. The bullying meant Neleos mostly went out at night, and his father never really spent the effort to teach or protect his second-born son. Ungrateful child that he was. The young boy always loved watching the waves against the beaches and cliffs at night, and felt the impermanence of life like the ocean. Late at night, Iapetus came across a strange boy he'd heard about in the local city. True to Tytalus form, he told the boy that nobody wanted him. He told the boy his life was going to become nothing but painful. Then the Tytalus kidnapped the boy and brought him to his covenant.
And then the Faerie Merchant finally came back to get his end of the bargain, and steal away the Apprentice that Iapetus had sold him, twenty-six years ago. Now the merchant just has to find a good buyer… And Andros of Flambeau seems to be the best option.

Neleos's experience with the faerie merchant has certainly left him marked, in some ways. His magic has developed a certain… impermanence, whether creation or destruction. His former master, when he's found once again, will begin to insist on testing him, intent on providing 'his' apprentice with a proper Tytalus apprenticeship, whether or not Neleos is able to stand on his own.

House: None
Born: 1122
Apprenticed: 1130
Age: 9 Gender: Male
Confidence 1 (3)
Warping 0
Personality: Curious +2, Steadfast -2, Sullen +3
Reputations: None
Virtues: Affinity for Perdo, Apt Student, Cyclical Magic (Night-time), Deft Intelligence*, Inconspicuous*, Flawless Magic*, Secondary Insight**, Self-confident*, Student of Faerie
Flaws: Covenant Upbringing, Enemy (Iapetus, challenging him), Fragile Constitution, Harmless Magic*, Nocturnal, Unnatural Magic*
*Child virtue or flaw. *Inherited virtue of flaw, Taught Virtue or flaw **

Characteristics:

Int +3 Str -1
Per +1 Sta -1
Pre +1 Dex +0
Com +0 Qik +1

Abilities:
Area Lore: Covenant 1, Artes Liberales 1(8), Athletics 1(climbing) (4), Awareness 1 (fine details), Brawl 3(1)(dodge), Charm 1 (being witty), Faerie Lore 1+2 (faerie bargains)(1), Folk Ken 1 (magi), Language: Greek 5 (island slang), Language: Latin 4(16), Magic Theory 7, Philosophae 3(4), Stealth 2 (natural areas), Swim 2 (diving), Teaching 1 (8)

Advancement
1130: Adventure(5xp Area Lore, 1xp faerie lore, 4xp athletics), MT class (23xp), Latin class (22xp), Opened Arts
1131: Class MT (36xp) Brawl (29xp) Latin/Artes (14+13), Learn Secondary Insight from Andros.
1132: Class MT/Andros (33xp), Class MT Markus(35xp); Class MT/Teaching (13/13 maxed) Mentor and Class Philosophae Mentor (34xp)

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