Mora of Bjornaer


Age: 38
Warping score: 0


COM -1


The Gift
Ways of the Forest
Quiet Magic x2
Subtle Magic
Inoffensive to Animals
Animal Ken


Feral Upbringing
Close Family Ties
Restriction (cannot use magic on wolves)
Social handicap (misanthrope)


Heartbeast (wolf) 3 (35)
Forest Lore 4 (50)
Animal Handling 3 (35)
Athletics 3 (30)
Awareness 2 (15)
Brawl 2 (15)
Concentration 1 (5)
Etiquette 1 (5)
Folk Ken 1 (5)
Guile 1 (5)
Hunt 5 (75)
German 4 (50)
Ride 1 (5)
Stealth 2 (15)
Survival 2 (15)
Swim 1 (5)
Local Area Lore 1 (5)
Artes Liberales 1 (5)
Latin 4 (50)
Magic Theory 3 (30)
Code of Hermes 1 (5)
Finesse 3 (30)
Magic Lore 3 (30)
Parma Magica 1 (5)
Penetration 2 (15)
Bows 2 (15)
Animal Ken 3 (30)
Wilderness Sense 1 (5)


Creo 8 (36)
Intellego 0
Muto 8 (41)
Perdo 0
Rego 8 (36)
Animal 11 (72)
Aquam 0
Auram 0
Corpus 4 (10)
Herbam 1 (1)
Igmen 1 (1)
Imaginem 0
Mentem 0
Terram 5 (15)
Vim 4 (10)


Doublet of Impenetrable Silk (MuAn 15)
Growth of the Creeping Things (MuAn 15)
Disguise of the Putrid Aroma (ReAn 5)
Circle of Beast Warding (ReAn 5)
Soothe the Ferocious Bear (ReAn 10)
Panic of the Elephant’s Mouse (ReAn 15)
Viper’s Gaze (ReAn 15)
Butcher’s Blessing (CrAn 10)
Treachery of the Faithful Companion (CrAn 10)
Summon the Web Weavers (CrAn 15)
Arrow of Thulsa (Cr[Mu]An 20)
Beast of Outlandish Size (MuAn


The child who would become Mora of Bjornaer must, his parens believes, have been orphaned at a young age – perhaps a victim of plague or one of the many supernatural attacks common in the Black Forest. Nevertheless, at the age of around three he was discovered by a woodsman who had moved to the area to take advantage of the forest’s untapped resources. At the time the child seemed to be a functioning part of a wolf pack, and as such was surviving well enough on his own; but over time the woodsman won the child’s trust, and by the age of five or so Mora had come to be a part of the woodsman’s family. His wife was barren and believed the boy to be a gift from God, teaching him speech and the rudiments of human culture.

As he grew older Mora followed in his adopteive father’s footsteps; he already seemed to know every crevice of the forest that had mothered him and learnt to hunt as swiftly and silently as the wolves had. Never an outgoing child, he became a taciturn and detached man, always a little apart from humanity; he had little taste for the so-called pleasures of town life and preferred always to be among his trees and creatures.

At the age of fifteen when his parents began to consider the idea of marriage, it became apparent that Mora’s lack of social graces was not merely a question of his extraordinary infancy, but the inexplicable effect of the Gift – although for some reason animals had never been repelled by him as they were by most magi. Recognising that Mora’s future was now moving into realms beyond his ken, the woodsman and his wife sought a place for the boy at the vast and eminent Covenant of Freiburg, and tearfully bid him farewell. Mora retains a fierce – indeed one might say canine – loyalty to his family, and feels a deep guilt that he has never been able to provide them with offspring who will care for and support them in their old age.

Mora of Bjornaer

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