Liberius of Bonisagus


Age: 40
Warping score: 3 (30 points)
Sigil: The colour blue


STR -2
STA -2


The Gift
Hermetic Magus
Puissant Magic Theory (free house virtue)
Great Intelligence x2
Book Learner
Inventive Genius
Affinity with Vim
Affinity with Intellego
Secondary Insight


Necessary Condition (reading from book)
Supernatural Nuisance (magical spirits)
Slow Caster
Disorienting Magic
Covenant Upbringing
Driven (to write a great book on magic)


Area Lore: Alps (covenants) 2 (15)
Athletics (running) 1 (5)
Awareness (searching) 3 (30)
German (vocabulary) 5 (75)
Stealth (hiding) 1 (5)
Survival (forest) 2 (15)
Artes Liberales (ritual magic) 3 (30)
Philosophiae (ritual magic) 1 (5)
Latin (Hermetic usage) 5 (75)
Magic Theory (enchanting items) 5 (75) +2 Puissant
Parma Magica (Vim) 2 (15)
Concentration (casting spells) 2 (15)
Magic Lore (spirits) 3 (30)
Faerie Lore (faerie forests) 2 (15)
Dominion Lore (angels) 1 (5)
Infernal Lore (demons) 1 (5)
Order of Hermes Lore (authors) 1 (5)
Code of Hermes (Tribunal procedures) 1 (5)
Etiquette (magi) 1 (5)
Folk Ken (magi) 1 (5)
Leadership (giving complex instructions) 1 (5)
Brawl (dodging) 2 (15)
Charm (first impressions) 1 (5)


Creo 5 (15)
Intellego 9 (45)
Muto 5 (15)
Perdo 5 (15)
Rego 5 (15)
Animal 5 (15)
Aquam 5 (15)
Auram 5 (15)
Corpus 5 (15)
Herbam 5 (15)
Igmen 5 (15)
Imaginem 5 (15)
Mentem 5 (15)
Terram 5 (15)
Vim 14 (105)


Image of the Beast (Intellego Animal 5)
Doublet of Impenetrable Silk (Muto Animal 15)
Circle of Beast Warding (Rego Animal 15)
Comfort of the Drenched Traveller (Perdo Aquam 5)
Cloak of the Duck’s Feathers (Rego Aquam 5)
Break the Oncoming Wave (Rego Aquam 10)
Circling Winds of Protection (Creo Auram 20)
True Sight of the Air (Intellego Auram 15)
Bind Wound (Creo Corpus 10)
Purification of the Festering Wounds (Creo Corpus 20)
Whispers through the Black Gate (Intellego Corpus [Mentem] 15)
Lamp Without Flame (Creo Ignem 10)
Ward Against Heat and Flames (Rego Ignem 25)
Eyes of the Eons (Intellego Terram 10)
The Unseen Porter (Rego Terram 10)
Piercing the Faerie Veil (Intellego Vim 20)
Piercing the Magical Veil (Intellego Vim 20) – as Piercing the Faerie Veil, but for Magical regios
Sense the Lingering Magic (Intellego Vim 30)
Aegis of the Hearth (Rego Vim 20)
Circular Ward against Demons (Rego Vim 20)


Liberius’s natural talents make him much better at understanding magic than he is at doing it.

His parens spotted his Gift while he was still an infant, and he was adopted and brought up in a large, secluded covenant with little contact with the outside world. Here he was taught to read and write from an early age, before being formally taken as an apprentice when he turned ten. Liberius was always happier in the library than anywhere else, and his parens allowed him to learn mostly from books.

An unfortunate effect of Liberius’s focus on book learning is that he is unable to cast spells without reading words of power from a book. It’s not that he can’t remember the words, it’s that the act of reading is required for his magic to work. Liberius carries a small grimoire containing the words of power required for each of his spells, and pages of words on the Arts that he can combine to cast spontaneous magic. Given time and writing materials he could recreate the book from memory, but without it he is entirely unable to cast magic. The need to read while casting also makes him cast spells more slowly than most magi, and he must spend a few seconds recovering his senses afterwards.

Liberius has recently decided to get around his restriction using enchanted items. His lab is outfitted with a number of magic devices he has acquired from his parens or other magi, and he has begun creating his own, intending eventually to create a talisman. One of his early experiments, however, summoned a magical spirit that now disrupts his experiments at irregular intervals. Once he has created his talisman, his long-term plan is to write a great book on Magic Theory or on one of the Arts.

Liberius of Bonisagus

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