In Summer 1222, the Quaesitor Christina of Guernicus accused Sarrazin Ex Miscellenia of teaching magic to an outsider without inducting them into the Order of Hermes. This hedge wizard, Fulbert of Beziers, was now taking sides in a mundane conflict, another breach of the code. Sarrazin had taught Fulbert in a university but not taught him magic. He set out for Beziers to find out what was going on.
Fulbert turned out to be an infernalist, who believed he was being taught Hermetic magic but was actually being taught infernal powers by a mysterious woman named Aqrab. Aqrab claimed that she was Sarrazin’s servant and that she was teaching Fulbert based on Sarrazin’s magical techniques.
Sarrazin and his companions captured Aqrab, but she managed to escape while they were bringing her back to the covenant.
Some time later, when someone in the covenant was wounded, Aqrab reappeared and offered to heal them. She appeared to be able to cast Hermetic healing spells, or something indistinguishable from them.
Later, Aqrab appeared to Pietyr of Verditius, this time taking the form of a blue-skinned faerie, and offered to teach him. He narrowly managed to keep has association with Aqrab secret, and built a secret underground temple for her to teach him in. She has appeared to him variously as the blue-skinned faerie woman and as a cloud of midnight-blue smoke filled with eyes and mouths. She has taught him Magic, Infernal and Faerie lore, and shown him how to create vis by profaning holy objects.
When the giant living near the covenant was going to convert to Christianity, Aqrab convinced Pietyr that this would damage the covenant’s Magic aura, leading the magi to convince the giant to remain a pagan.
Aqrab still lives near the covenant and appears in Pietyr’s temple whenever he wishes to learn from her. Her plans are unknown.
By studying a book that Aqrab gave to Fulbert (which she claimed was written by Sarrazin, but was actually written by her), Sarrazin has learned Aqrab’s True Name. This can be used as an Arcane Connection to her, which could be useful if trying to affect her with spells.