Covenant Library

Summae

A summa is an organised account of a topic, from the basics up to a certain level. A student can continue to study it as long as their score in the subject is less than the book’s level. They gain XP equal to the book’s Quality per season (modified by virtues and flaws e.g. Book Learner).

The Power of the Beast

Written by Silvia of Bjornaer. The book contains many detailed anatomical diagrams of animals, especially wolves.
Art: Animal
Level: 16
Quality: 15

The Path to the Knowledge of All Things

Art: Intellego
Level: 16
Quality: 15

The Will of the Magus

Art: Rego
Level: 16
Quality: 15

The Power that Surrounds

Art: Vim
Level: 8
Quality: 19

The Power of the Flesh

Art: Corpus
Level: 7
Quality: 20

The Wisdom of Apromor

Art: Perdo
Level: 6
Quality: 21

The Magic of the Sky

Art: Auram
Level: 6
Quality: 21

On True and False Images

Art: Imaginem
Level: 6
Quality: 21

The Power of Creation

Art: Creo
Level: 6
Quality: 15

A Catalogue of the Magical Properties of Plants

Written by Drininkeana Ex Miscellenia, and found in her former sanctum in the ruins of Calebais.
Art: Herbam
Level: 5
Quality: 15

The Spheres of the Mind

Given to the covenant by Oracus of Criamon in exchange for an arcane connection to a dragon.
Art: Mentem
Level: 16
Quality: 15

The Thirteen Tribunals

Ability: Order of Hermes Lore
Level: 5
Quality: 20

The Works of Bonisagus

Ability: Magic Theory
Level: 6
Quality: 15

The Works of Aristotle

Ability: Philosophiae
Level: 6
Quality: 15

The Grimoire of Sarrazin

This book claims to be a manual to Hermetic magic by Sarrazin, but was actually written by Aqrab. Thorough reading of it can reveal Aqrab’s True Name.
Ability: Infernal Lore
Level: 6
Quality: 10

The Magician’s Many Servants

An encyclopaedia of magic lore, focusing on magical spirits as summoned by legendary sorcerers of ancient times.
Ability: Magic Lore
Level: 3
Quality: 9

Tractatus

A tractatus contains an in-depth treatment of one aspect of a subject. It is useful to students of any level but can be studied with profit only once. Studying it takes one season and the student gains XP equal to its Quality (modified by Book Learner etc.).

A Bestiary

Ability: Magic Lore
Quality: 11

Rulings of the Greater Alps Tribunal

Ability: Code of Hermes
Quality: 11

The Art of Spellcasting, vol. 1

Ability: Concentration
Quality: 10

The Art of Spellcasting, vol. 2

Ability: Finesse
Quality: 10

The Art of Spellcasting, vol. 3

Ability: Penetration
Quality: 10

The Art of Spellcasting, vol. 4

Ability: Parma Magica
Quality: 10

The Queen of the Forest

A collection of local legends concerning the Queen of the Forest and her court.
Ability: Faerie Lore
Quality: 9

On Creo

Written at the covenant’s request by Severin of Tytalus.
Art: Creo
Quality: 6

On Herbam

Written at the covenant’s request by Severin of Tytalus.
Art: Herbam
Quality: 6

A New Technique for Magical Growth

Written by Drininkeana Ex Miscellenia, and found in her former sanctum in the ruins of Calebais.
Art: Creo
Quality: 9

The Storm Spells of Ventus Gurges (five tractatus)

Found in the lab of Ventus Gurges, this is a rather boastful collection of his researches into Auram. Although it is large, it is not comprehensive enough to function as a Summa, but each of the five volumes can be read as a separate Tractatus.
Art: Auram
Quality: 8 (x5 volumes)

The Revelation of Fulbert

An apocalyptic text based on a corrupted mish-mash of Cathar and Catholic imagery.
Ability: Infernal Lore
Quality: 10

Calling the Beast of the Rock

Given to Fulbert by Aqrab, then captured by the covenant. Purports to be instructions for summoning an Earth Elemental, but is not based on Hermetic magic.
Ability: Infernal Lore
Quality: 10

Hippocrates’ Aphorisms

Given to the covenant by Lord Erwin in exchange for a copy of The Queen of the Forest.
Ability: Medicine
Quality: 7

A History of the Order of Hermes (two tractatus)

Found in the lab of Ventus Gurges, this details his personal and rather opinionated view of the history of the Order. It is in two volumes, from the founding to the Schism War and the Schism War to the present day (i.e. the time the book was written, around 1170). Each volume can be read as a separate tractatus.
Ability: Order of Hermes Lore
Quality: 8 (x2 volumes)

A Magical History of Rome (three tractatus)

Found in the lab of Ventus Gurges, this is his account of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from a magical perspective. Each of the three volume can be read as a separate tractatus.
Ability: Area Lore: Rome
Quality: 8 (x3 volumes)

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