Alternative Transylvanian Tribunal

House Tremere is prevailed in this tribunal by the standard rules which limits the game possibilities here compared to other locations and makes it boring for me. True Lineages states the tribunal has 41 Tremere magi and 20 other magi and redcaps are their guests. This situation might cause no problem for the average player but it doesn't suit for those who want to play a casual campaign with all the Houses here. So I definitely wrote it for local players. That's why I created this tribunal variant without Tremere domination. I moved the Tremere block in the Rhine and Alpen tribunals. This disciplined and precise house suits better to the German mindset than the Hungarian and Balkan attitude. This change solves the hermetic political problems and the area becomes playable. Furthermore I wanted a very magical and colorful tribunal. You may find the Hungarian virtues, supernatural and mundane information here.

The map below is based on the tribunal map of the rulebook that's why it contains Austrian, Styrian and modern day Albanian territories.

A few words about Against te Dark tribunal book

I like the dropping of the area of Albania from the tribunal simply because the remaining area can be more easily illustrated on a map.

Some mistakes I found in the book so far. I didn't read it completely because it's very painful to read so many blatant mistakes in the "history" part.

While I liked removing Albania, it's not the case with the modern day Styria, Carinthia and Eastern Austria. They were part of the tribunal in all the rulebooks yet, it was interesting to have a border which is not a state border, and another culture.

Page 36, map of Hungary

-At first Banate of Slovakia never existed. I checked the net in the hope I find "alternative" theories but there's nothing so I don't know from where this bullshit came from.
-Borders of 'Transylvanian Voivodeship' are probably from the 17th century from the time of the Transylvanian Principality. The principality, again in the 17th century, consisted not only Transylvania but other parts of Hungary, too. The area of the real Transylvania is about half the size compared what the tribunal book calls Transylvania.
-Coeris is outside of the area of Transylvania because Máramaros county wasn't part of it. It's not only visible it belongs to Máramaros but the text explicitly mentions it. Another inconsistency is the place of Coeris. The rulebook and True Lineages says it is found in the Southern Carpathians or its another name Carpathian Alps, but the tribunal book places it in the Eastern Carpathians. The name of Carpathian Alps appear on correct area where Coeris should be. Does this change have any logical reason? No, it doesn't.
-Every settlement has modern, 20-21th century names and not the medieval names. Except some Transylvanian cities which got German names. So you will have a hard time if you want to compare it to a real historical map.
-Where the Croatia name appears it was Slavonia as known as Banate of Slavonia which was part of Hungary and not Croatia.
-Bosnia was a Banate as well. Not a big deal but it's inconsistent with the name of other territories this way. Its area reached to the river Sava and not the Drava.
-The territory on the bottom under the Sava and Danube was Banate of Macsó and there should be a castle with this name.

Page 45, map of Bulgaria

-It's funny they placed the Bulgaria label on the area of Cumania.
-Nish was part of Serbia in 1220.

Page 67, map of the 'Slavic Lands'

-The Serbian-Bulgarian border was the river Morava and Nish is on the left side so it was part of Serbia.
-The medieval Croatia was far smaller from the sea to the northeastern side of the Dinari mountains. From the river Sava to the Croatia laber there was Banate of Slavonia, part of Hungary and not Croatia.
-Area of the Banate of Bosnia reached only to the Sava on the north.
-Only the city of Zara was in Venetian hands and not the whole peninsula.
-Spalato belonged to Croatia and here lied its southern border.
-Zagreb is at the Sava river.

The rulebook comes up with an interesting case the nobles of Hungary aren't obliged to make Oath of Fealty so they may have lands without serving anyone. This is true. However every landowners in Hungary even with a tiny land were required to go in war to fight for the king. And wars were frequent. So judge yourself if such military service means serving or not. Everything depends on interpretation of the code and the tribunal probably has a ruling.

Peripherial Codes

Every magus has a vote. Those who are the parens of one magus at least are called magisters and have an additional vote. Archmagi have an extra vote as well.

If a magus misses two tribunals he considered as he gone forever and his name is deleted from the list of magi.

Other notes

The name of the tribunal in Latin is tribunal transsylvanae. It separated from the Theban Tribunal in 864.

If you use the Covenants supplement, in Hungary and the Cuman lands breeding steppe horses cost only paying one or two wranglers because they are on pasture. Heavy horses for heavy cavalry fight have the usual upkeep because they need stables and forage.

The Hungarians were nomadic people earlier and their ancient spirits still give Gifts to some of their children. Magi must be careful to only choose purely Gifted children because the spirits' Gift isn't really suitable to train in Hermetic way. They can be distinguished from other Gifted children if someone knows what to search. Cuman, Pecheneg, Uz (Oguz) children are not suitable for hermetic training. Only magi of the Bjornaer and the Ex Miscellanea houses are able to successfully train Spirit-Gifted children.

There are a few hundreds of non-hermetic wizards in the tribunal. There is an informal agreement not to join them to the Order because they would dominate its politics. So if someone "discovers" such a wizard he has a reason with it. Tremeres instantly started wizard war on such newcomers in the past. The non-hermetic wizards are usually live apart, they have no organizations and they often don't know each other. They aren't educated and don't have books.

Slavs understand each other easily. Some Slavic nations hadn't evolved in this period yet, so they were called just Slavs. Another reason you read below the Slav term because some magi don't publish to which Slavic nation they belong.


in 1220

Name Notes Nr Maturity Foundation Members
Coeris The Tremere Domus Magna was founded by Tremere personally in the Southern Carpathians in a sheltered valley. Here is a gate of the underworld, the funeral place of all Tremere magi, their ashes are brought here from everywhere. (The tribunal book Against the Dark places Coeris (KO-e-ris, but local peasants who don't know Latin often call it KŐ-rish, 'ő' is like 'i' in Kirk. It is the Hungarian equivalent of ash tree) far North of the Transylvanian Alps and even outside of the historical Transylvania.)
In the last years of the Schism War Diedne magi attacked Coeris. The aggressors did not cause much damage to the magi, but most of the grogs and servants were killed after all. This caused serious stoppages in the life of the Coeris, since it is difficult to hire hundreds of servants overnight. It came in handy, that the Bulgarians suffered serious defeat from the Greeks (Byzantines) in 1014, and thousands of the Bulgarian prisoners were blinded and sent home. The magi agreed with some Bulgarians, that their eyesight is given back in exchange of their lifelong service. The new eyes the Bulgars grew were colored amber, the sigil of the maga who cast the ritual. Many of the covenfolk have inherited this eye color, which deepens with Warping. Even today, two hundred years later this eye color is still common. Amber eye color appear naturally in mundane people as well, it's not a supernatural thing.
There is a large pack of trained white wolves in Coeris and a few packs in the wilderness. Their unusual white fur is easy to spot  from greater distance. Many Tremere magi have such white wolf familiars. People say these wolves explore the ground and there are some werewolves between their grogs.
In the last decades many Vlachs settled in the covenant and on their lands. Their language is similar to Latin which seemed useful for magi. Coeris built a cordial contact with the Teutonic Order who have possessions near the covenant.
They never search between nomad (Cuman) children for apprentices because their Gift has too many shamanistic features and the situation is the same with many Hungarian children.
Hermanus, the one-time primus of the Tremeres and obsessive constructor of magical devices charged with protecting Coeris disappeared in 1098 along with part of the covenant itself. Probably he reached final twilight. You may find a module to this issue in Legends of Hermes.
Tremeres keep an assembly, the next Decenial will be in 1228.
They give Te, An and Vi vis in exchange for He, Me and Co vis.
10 autumn 773 9 Tremere, 1 Ex Miscellanea
Csodaszarvas (Cervus Miraculosus) The Hungarian name Csodaszarvas (CHO-dah-saar-vash) means Miraculous Deer, and it stands on the Hungarian Lowlands, only 1km from the city Gyula, by the river Körös quasi. Since 1202 they have a local establishment in the Kál Basin, where 2 black fairies Merinita, 1 Ex Miscellanea witch and 1 Tytalus lives. This latter place called Kőtenger (KŐ-ten-gehr, ő is like 'i' in Kirk) means Sea of Stones or Mare Lapideum in Latin. It is said Péter and Karoldu were dropped after an enormous quarreling. Their number has multiplied and the group is planning to found an own convenant since a decade already, but they were not able to be equal to each other since then.
The magic of Bjornaers and the Ex Miscellanea magi is of táltos origin except one. The Ex Miscellanea táltoses are shapeshifters who can change to bulls and most of them to horses, too. Their third shape used to be a kind of bird. Members of these houses can teach also children who got their Gift from spirits (Cumans and some Hungarians).
Bugac created a smaller stud out of perfect horses with his magic, what they cross only their own táltos horses sometimes. Bugac is willing to create a perfect horse for anybody in exchange for 8 vis, or one may receive one of the progeny for 4 vis. The Latin magi scoff at it between each other, that the táltos shapeshifters themselves covered mares and the stud came into existence that way.
In Csodaszarvas there are not magus towers, all magi use their own houses as laboratories. The Bjornaer and the Ex Miscellanea magi live in two big tents (yurts) in the summer. The magi usually gather in the tent of their leader every evening in summer and in his house in winter. They built up houses likewise in Kőtenger but those magi aren't social at all.
They give Mu, An and Im vis in exchange for Au, Re and Vi vis.
12 autumn 952 3 Bjornaer, 4 Ex Miscellanea, 3 Merinita, 2 Tytalus
Iagodina It is found in Bulgaria in the Orpheus mountains and it is in connection with the Yagodina cave system. Some of their stocks are found in caves. The grogs are bogumil heretics however the magi don't care about it.
Some of their magi are descendants of a dragon or fairies.
They give Ig vis for Cr, Me and Co vis.
9 autumn 1058 3 Flambeau, 2 Merinita, 2 Mercere, 1 Guernicus, 1 Ex Miscellanea
Plitvice It settles down in a Regio in Croatia, at Plitvice (Plit-vih-tzeh) lakes. It has more entrances, but only one is known for the outsiders. In the regio all magi has an own tower. The known entrance is surrounded by stone walls from inside, the stranger arrives into a stone doorway. Grain is produced within, and the seasons are reversed than outside. Because of this it has on the one hand much better their living conditions, since they secure fresh food any time, on the other hand much coming and going wears the body down in winter and summer.
They make money from Levante trade routs and are able to get exotic goods. The covenant has a chapter house in Zadar and two merchant cogs.
They give Aq, Vi and Re vis in exchange for He, Me and Cr vis.
8 autumn 918 2 Jerbiton, 3 Verditius, 3 Bonisagus
Pilis We may find it in the Pilis (Pih-lish) mountains, beside the peak Dobogókő. Pilis is actually the name of the mountains where the covenant is found and there is a county with the same name. Dobogókő means pulsating stone. The area is a dense woodland and royal hunting ground. Esztergom is only 15 km distance, this city is the center of the Esztergom archbishopric and one of the main centers of Hungary.
The covenant disguises itself as a monastery where the magi are considered as lay brothers. Problems arise, for example magae have to disguise themselves to men but the naughty children of the Jerbiton family would be inexplicable. So it is better they like to reside in Esztergom. The magi are religious therefore Sunday mass visit is expected.
The risky place is accompanied by an extraordinary aura. They have a common lab, the strength of which aura of 10 surpasses everything else and 5 on the rest of the location. The lab place with high aura is also well-equipped and leased for 2 vis per season, and reserved for 10 years. The prominent spellcasting and the magic with visible effects are prohibited, this is requested from guests, too.
They give He, Me and In vis for Cr vis.
8 summer 1044 2 Guernicus, 4 Jerbiton, 1 Flambeau, 1 Mercere
Nysa Half day riding from the city of Niš (Nish), the covenant was found in Nysa (NI-sah), the mystic place where Dionysos was nourished his infancy and childhood by rain-nymphs.
Dozens of apprentices died or lost in the covenant but the quesitorial examination found no crimes some decades ago.
Its main sight is Ivo's breathtakingly beautiful magus tower created from colorful opal, that onto the largest grief of the magus has to be disguised before outsiders.
They give Pe and Im vis for Re vis.
6 winter 810 1 Flambeau, 1 Bonisagus, 1 Bjornaer, 1 Verditius, 1 Merinita, 1 Tytalus
Cuman Marsh (Palus Cumana) It can be found in the marshes of the estuary of Danube. A Hungarian Ex Miscellanea founded it, who left to twilight 10-15 years ago. It has rich vis sources. They rent the place from a dragon or a lizard-like being. The price is not known, apparently not vis. The grogs are bought as slaves because they don't find volunteers easily. The covenant has no fortification just houses. A secular army cannot approach it because of the natural protection of the marsh. From spring to autumn the Cuman magi dwell in big tents (yurts). Magic keeps the mosquitoes and other bothersome insects away.
They give much Pe and Cr vis in exchange for Ig, Co and He vis.
6 summer 1156 4 Ex Miscellanea, 2 Tytalus
(Castellum Rubrum)
The name means red castle in German and the covenant can be found in Styria (Steiermark), a couple days from Graz to the southwest in a valley between the mountains. Its towers are hexagon shaped and their red substance is spectacular. Its members came mostly from the Rhine and Greater Alps tribunals. Strangers often end up in the village Redturm instead which has a red castle, too, and it can be found from Graz to the east.
They have good Co and Au vis sources and currently they don't trade.
5 spring 1218 1 Tremere, 2 Verditius, 1 Flambeau, 1 Tytalus


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Ruined covenants

A covenant stood once in the western marshes of the lake Balaton, which was destroyed at the time of the Magyar (Hungarian) conquest among unknown circumstances. The ambiguous sources say their destiny may have been the Hungarians or a monster. A young covenant established on Attila hill was crushed by an enraged seven-headed dragon in 1023, and another covenant founded at the same place hundred years later. Even their traces are destroyed already. The hill is only a few meters high on the completely flat Lowlands. A covenant stood on the sugar mountain of Zvečan in Kosovo, which involved in wizards war with Nysa, and was destroyed in 1085. According to the legends the conflict started after a magus destroyed the magical library of Nysa. Its two remained towers were integrated by walls by the local Serb magnate and today serve as parts of a castle. Close to the estuary of the river Olt there was a Tremere covenant, Dolostron. There was a covenant in the ancient times near Durrachion (Durazzo) and that's why the tribunal incorporates the area of the modern day Albania.


Magi of the tribunal

in 1220

Facts and gossips about the magi thus credibility is not guaranteed.

Name Covenant House


Facts and gossips
Poena Coeris Tremere 154 Hungarian woman. She is the prima of House Tremere and the leader of the covenant since 1218. Excellent negotiator. She likes traveling in the form of an owl. Few people know that Umno is her father, and both of them had the same hermetic master. One of her old pupils lives in the Rhine tribunal, but she gets her vote here.
Umno Coeris Tremere 175 Hungarian Archimagus. Withdrew from the position of the primus in 1218 he started to investigate the disappeared Diedne leaders' trace. As a necromancer, he knows the most powerful ghost spells of the Tremere. He has piercing gaze. He wrote a high-level Parma Magica book, which is hard to understand in some details. One of his old pupils lives in the Greater Alps tribunal, but he gets his vote here.
Andorás Coeris Tremere 118 Hungarian (Székely). He wears armour and is armed with bow and sword. Quaesitor. +A
Hektor Coeris Tremere 95 Hungarian. Very hairy and ugly who trains wolves. Maybe that's why people say his father was a wolf. Filius of Umno.
Tristanus Coeris Tremere 52 Slav, filius of Hektor
László Coeris Tremere 129 Hungarian (Székely). He wears sword and mace. Longevity specialist.
Bogdan Coeris Tremere 81 Vlach. Armed with a sword. Filius of László. +A
Herbold Coeris Tremere 92 German from the Rhine tribunal. +A
Anna Coeris Tremere 27 Hungarian woman. Filia of Poena. If she will compose her books with a talent like her letters, she will have a future as a great writer.
Arenta Coeris Ex Miscellanea 30 Hungarian woman, táltos, she had no hermetic parens and doesn't know hermetic magic. Being only a nominal member she has never been in Coeris. Joined the Order because Dragan the Flambeau otherwise would have killed her following the join or die principle. The Tremeres do not reckon her as a member, she is excluded from the life of the covenant. This does not disturb her, because she wished to continue her own life in her little village. Although the hermetic gifts are fascinating, she is prestigious already and her name is known as a clairvoyant apart Kolozs and Torda counties.
Zoltán Csodaszarvas Bjornaer 120 Hungarian. Leader of the covenant. Survivor of the covenant on the Attila hill destroyed by a dragon.
During the Hungarian raids in the 10th century some captured táltoses were initiated in the Order in the Rhine Tribunal and the Bjornaers here are their descendants. The original branch still lives in Crintera covenant in the Rhine tribunal and searches for apprentices between Hungarians.
Bulcsu Csodaszarvas Bjornaer 83 Hungarian. His feet were transformed into horse hoofs as a twilight scar. +A
Margaréta Csodaszarvas Bjornaer 68 Hungarian woman. Daughter of Bulcsu and filia of Zoltán.
Gyula Csodaszarvas Ex Miscellanea 146 Hungarian. He has a 5 legged black táltos horse. He has a strong build and known from his book about second sight. He should be the leader based on propriety and a talent, but he is not a sympathetic person and his house has lesser authority. He directs the soldiers of the covenant and the deputy leader as compensation.
Bugac Csodaszarvas Ex Miscellanea 107 Pecheneg. He has a golden-haired táltos horse.
Balzsam from genera Bana Csodaszarvas Ex Miscellanea 46 Hungarian woman. She would like to join the more respected House Bjornaer thus wants to gain Zoltán's favors.
Vid Csodaszarvas Tytalus 107 Hungarian.
Tiván Csodaszarvas Merinita 131 Hungarian. Has white fairy blood thus golden hair. He walks over the ground by a finger so leaves no traces. Was born in 990 and he has seen King Saint István, the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary but he was living in Fairyland for a year while 99 years passed in the real world. +A
Péter the Black Csodaszarvas, Kőtenger Merinita 93 Hungarian. Leader of Kőtenger. Has black fairy blood, dark skin and dreadful appearance. Known about bringing slave women with him even to tribunals. Filius of Tiván who was too naive those years and regretted raising him to a magus. After flopping with Vesna he wants to persuade Ivo of Nysa to make him a basalt tower.
Lilium Csodaszarvas, Kőtenger Merinita 54 Hungarian woman, black fairy blooded, dark skinned changeling. Often called Black Lilium similarly like Péter thus many young magi believe she is his daughter however she was only his apprentice. Cute woman, and crazy lights appear in her eyes when she's enthusiastic.
Karoldu Csodaszarvas, Kőtenger Ex Miscellanea 74 Hungarian woman. She was already an experienced witch when she joined the Order around 1190. At the time of joining she provenly didn't use infernal powers. She wants to enforce her own will in Kőtenger and doesn't acknowledge Péter's leadership. She has a dozen black cats, which seem to understand human speech. +A
Rattus or Patkány Csodaszarvas, Kőtenger Tytalus 42 Hungarian. Patkány or Rattus in Latin means rat and his original name was Sámson. Magi generally consider his parens, Vid gave him this hermetic name to play hell with him. Very handsome and talented magus, if he would not be self-conceited so much, maybe the other magi would ignore his humiliating hermetic name. What is more he considered insulting when some magi called him on his original name.
Kilián Pilis Guernicus 115 Hungarian. Strict leader of the covenant. Was a quaesitor until he became covenant leader.
Jakub Pilis Guernicus 65 Slav. Religious, more permissive. Kilián's grandchild and his filius. Quaesitor.
Elpida Pilis Jerbiton 89 Greek woman. Religious. Wife of Ipolit the Mercere. Gauntleted in a Greek covenant in Thebes tribunal. Arrived after the fall of Constantinople, 1204.
Simon from genera Pilis Pilis Jerbiton 67 Hungarian. Religious, his talisman is a cross. Obviously he has no longevity ritual. Does not conceal his disappointment in his daughter and his son-in-law, and feels obliged to bring up an apprentice, who is worthy finally to the magus title. +A
Márton from genera Gyovád Pilis Jerbiton 48 Hungarian. Spends more time in the city of Esztergom, than in the covenant, where he enjoys the noble courts' splendor. They know him as a famous hunter.
Krisztina from genera Pilis Pilis Jerbiton 36 Hungarian woman. Daughter of Simon, wife of Márton. None of their 5 children has the Gift. Magi say she didn't cast a spell since her gauntlet and hasn't a laboratory. The family lives in Esztergom.
Husvét Pilis Flambeau 75 Hungarian. Religious. His name means Easter.
Ipolit Pilis Mercere 85 Hungarian. Religious, spare man, shapeshifter, travelling in the form of a falcon. Husband of Elpida. +A
Hristo Iagodina Flambeau 144 Bulgarian. Mythic blood: Zmey. Leader of the covenant. Last year he blew up his tower, the ceiling of which plunged, and smashed Boris's lab killing his filia. The damaged tower was replaced since then, but Boris is not willing to move with him into a same tower though, however there is no more place in their aura to build another one. So that none of them have labs currently.
Boris Iagodina Guernicus 187 Bulgarian. Archimagus. Foundation member of the covenant. Spent 7 years in twilight recently, he came back 2 years ago. At first he was a hoplite, later, around 1170 he learnt everything to be a Quesitor, too. He is the main quaesitor of the tribunal.
Dragan Iagodina Flambeau 111 Bulgarian. Mythic blood: Zmey. Nephew of Hristo. His tower is surrounded by 20 meters fog all the year, thin in the summer, thick in winter. +A
Sofia Iagodina Flambeau 44 Vlach woman, religious. Filia of Dragan.
Radko Iagodina Merinita 62 Bulgarian, fairy blood: Samovily. Has a daughter, Lala, and a son, Marcus the Mercere. Blond and infamous lovelace.
Lala Iagodina Merinita 35 Bulgarian woman, fairy blood: Samovily. Blond. Daughter of Radko.
Marcus Iagodina Mercere 37 Bulgarian. Far from covenants he likes to pretend to be a magician with pleasure before the plain people.
Ivan Iagodina Mercere 63 Bulgarian. Speaks 6 languages. +A
Dumitru Iagodina Ex Miscellanea 102 Vlach damphir, hunts vampires. The only member of his hermetic lineage, could take only a damphir Gifted child, a very-very rare combination.
Dragos Nysa Verditius 168 Vlach. Neither the eldest, nor the most famous one, he became the leader of the covenant due his organizing skill. Disappeared 4 years ago, maybe he is in twilight and will came back. Aleksandar make his apprentice work, she should make the gauntlet theoretically after two years. +A
Victor Nysa Bonisagus 216 Vlach. He was known as a book and spell collector once who collected and restored the destroyed magical library of the covenant after their wizards war. According to the hearsay the collection is great. His tiny horns signs fairy's ancestry unambiguously. He moves out from the covenant in the time of tribunals only. Spell mastery books made his name known.
Ivo Nysa Merinita 150 Serb. Archimagus. It is said after his gauntlet he stopped the examination of magic and spent his time with entertainment and in fairies' company. Changed after a twilight though, started to learn diligently and reached finally the archmagus grade. His opal tower made him famous. Longevity ritual specialist.
Vasile Nysa Bjornaer 148 Vlach. His body often becomes transparent, like a ghost. He had 5 or 6 apprentices, but all of them died or lost.
Teodora Nysa Flambeau 117 Vlach woman. Adept of some kind of ancient magical method and she taught it to somebody outside the covenant.
Aleksandar Nysa Tytalus 33 Serb. Young Tytalus magus with respectable diplomatic skills, represents the leader of the covenant with authorization. Occasionally purchases magical books what is strange because of the collection of the covenant. The only apprentice, who made a successful gauntlet since a century in the covenant. His master is lost in the year of his gauntlet, which initiated various gossips. He inherited his parens' lab.
Matija Plitvice Verditius 163 Slav. Archimagus, leader of the covenant. Author of many valuable summae. Interested in antique magic items.
Radoslav Plitvice Verditius 56 Croatian. Aquam specialist, often sails. Filius of Matija and husband of his granddaughter.
Vesna from genera Kašič Plitvice Jerbiton 124 Croatian woman. Very attractive. Her familiar is a snow-white stoat. +A
Milan Plitvice Jerbiton 50 Croatian. He has had university education in Padova. His hermetic poems made his name known. Letters are changed regularly with Elpida of Pilis. Sympathetic man, even those who despise the poems like him. Vesna's filius.
Krabocha Plitvice Bonisagus 104 Slav woman. She likes experimenting in her lab. Five years ago as a result of an ill-fated process her skin became almost totally transparent, and she disguises her horrific appearance with Imaginem spells before mundanes.
Jacopo Plitvice Bonisagus 72 Dalmatian. Religious. Has a squirrel familiar.
Fatmir Plitvice Bonisagus 45 Albanian. His Tytalus parens passed into the final twilight during the course of his teaching. Since his house companions were not willing or able to finish his education, Krabocha ex Bonisagus took him as her apprentice. His character remained the rivaling Tytalus.
Valentino Plitvice Verditius 82 Italian from the Roman Tribunal. Light rose scent waves around him all the time, he says it is magical. +A
Vlad Cuman Marsh Tytalus 139 Vlach. One of the founding members of the covenant and now its leader. Moved here from Iagodina. His face is pale white, it is being whispered, that he is a vampire. He prepares the longevity rituals for the covenant members.
Vanchuk Cuman Marsh Tytalus 90 Cuman. Vlad's filius and friend. He was an apprentice when they moved here. +A
Baiduk Cuman Marsh Ex Miscellanea 73 Cuman. First apprentice of the founding magus, Csuda.
Kaidach Cuman Marsh Ex Miscellanea 56 Cuman with mongoloid face. Second apprentice of the founding magus, Csuda.
Mandula Cuman Marsh Ex Miscellanea 40 Uz woman. Third apprentice of the founding magus, Csuda. Wife of Kaidach.
Oldamur Cuman Marsh Ex Miscellanea 26 Cuman. Filius of Baiduk.
Marcellus Rotburg Tremere 53 German. Leader of the covenant. Despite his relatively young age he has his own sigil, because his hermetic ascendants all left into the twilight. Came from the Rhine Tribunal.
Henricus Rotburg Tytalus 39 German. Derives from a noble family, wears clothing suitable to his rank. Regularly takes part in jousting. Came from the Greater Alps Tribunal.
Martina Rotburg Verditius 31 German woman. Some elfs two spans in size help her in the lab. Came from the Rhine Tribunal.
Kaspar Rotburg Verditius 29 Slovenian. Gauntleted in the Greater Alps Tribunal.
Szemere Rotburg Flambeau 27 Hungarian. Filius of Husvét of Pilis. Shadders at religious people.

+A: currently has an apprentice

Books of the local magi

Gyula ex Miscellanea: Book of Seers, Second Sight ability, L: 4, Q: 9. Price: 8 Au or Vi vis.
Victor ex Bonisagus: Seven League Stride, lab text and spell mastery skill L: 3, Q: 10. Price: 2 vis.
Victor ex Bonisagus: Clenching Grasp of the Crushed Heart, lab text and spell mastery skill L: 3, Q: 10. Price: 2 vis.
Victor ex Bonisagus: Ball of Abysmal Fire, lab text and spell mastery skill L: 3, Q: 10. Price: 2 vis.
Victor ex Bonisagus: Space Jump ReCo20 (Teleports a touched person to 50 paces.), lab text and spell mastery skill L: 3, Q: 10. Price: 2 vis.
Matija ex Verditius: Art of Waters, Aq L: 15 Q: 13 Price: 25 vis.
Matija ex Verditius: Art of Minds, Me L: 16 Q: 14 Price: 30 vis.
Matija ex Verditius: The Wonder of Change, Mu L: 16 Q: 13 Price: 30 vis.
Matija ex Verditius: Book of Changes, Mu L: 20 Q: 14 Price: 45 vis.
Matija ex Verditius: Book of Creation, Cr L: 19 Q: 14 Price: 40 vis.
Umno ex Tremere: Magical Defense at Master Degree, Parma L: 10 Q: 9 Price: 60 vis.
Vesna ex Jerbiton: Conjuring the Mystic White Tower (made from white marble), lab text Price: 5 Cr or Me vis.
Vesna ex Jerbiton: Summoning of the White Mare CrAn25 (Ritual, it creates a white (for riders: grey) Arabic mare which remains forever and not disturbed by the Gift.) Price: 3 Cr or Me vis.
Bugac ex Miscellanea: Creating a Stallion CrAn25 (Ritual, it creates a dark bay light warhorse which remains forever and not disturbed by the Gift.) Price: 3 Re vis.
Bugac ex Miscellanea: Creating a Mare CrAn25 (Ritual, it creates a bay mare light warhorse which remains forever and not disturbed by the Gift.) Price: 3 Re vis.
Ivo ex Merinita: Conjuring the Opal Tower CrTe55 (It creates a 21 m high tower made from opal, it has 5 m base, and 9 m in diameter. He gave the lab text to noone yet.) Opal sample:

Prices might be bargained.

Historical adventure seeds

1185 Peter and Ivan Asen, nobles brothers led a revolt against the Roman (Byzantine) Empire rule and Peter declares himself Tsar of the Bulgars, Greeks and Vlachs. In the summer a miraculous icon of Saint Demetrius of Salonica was found in Tarnovo and the Asen brothers claimed that the saint had abandoned Salonica in order to help the Bulgarians.

1189 The huge army of the third crusade marches across Hungary than Bulgaria. Géza, the younger brother of king Béla of Hungary joins with 2000 Hungarians. Later the king orders back the soldiers but Géza remains and settles in the Roman (Byzantine) Empire.

At the end of the 12th century Stefan Nemanja brutally persecutes the Bogumil heretics in Rashka (Serbia). The faithful remnants flee to Bosnia and Bulgaria. In 1196 he becomes a monk and after his death he is canonized as Saint Simeon by the Orthodox Church.

1192 Saint László's canonisation, he was an old king of Hungary. His relic is found in Várad where miraculous healings happen. People swear to it and make trials in its presence. His role and popularity is similar to Saint George in other countries. In Hungary the Dominion is particularly stronger on his day, 27th of June.

1201 Conquering the city of Varna the victorious Bulgars bury all of the Greek citizens alive. It is said to be a response of blinding their 14000 soldiers by Greeks in 1014. Anyway one of the two temples of Derzelas the Thracian god of the underworld was found in Varna in the ancient times...

1202 On the way to the east a crusader army occupies the catholic christian city of Zara for Venice.

1205 Tsar Kaloyan of Bulgaria defeated Baldwin, Latin emperor of Constantinople in battle and captured him. The emperor died in prison in unknown circumstances and the tsar had made a drinking cup from his skull, which is a very unusual move from a Christian ruler.

1207 Sava the later Saint returns to his people, the Serbs. He founds several churches and monasteries, brings crown from Rome to his brother and crowns him in 1217, becames the first Archbishop of the Serbian orthodox church in 1219. Educates the Serbs, strengthens Christianity in the country. He is on the Holy Lands between 1229 and 1233 where he is respected by even the Muslims. He returns with the miraculous icon, the Trojeručica which may heal the pious people. He made many wonders especially related to shipbuilding, calms the storms, raises deads, cures the blind, speaks with animals and can be imagine wonders related to teaching and learning. Those who face up to him suffer from misfortunes or curses. He died on 12 of January 1235, on his day the Dominion is strong in orthodox lands like Serbia, Bulgaria and the Roman Empire (Greece).

1211 King András settles the Teutonic Knight Order to South Transylvania with the task to Baptize the Cumans. The Knights built some castles on Cuman area and were hated in Hungary by the people. They wanted to make a separate state therefore offered their lands for the pope as a fief in 1225. Hence king András expels them from Hungary. In the following years the Knights try to reclaim the lands using politics but they fail.

1217 In September King András starts his crusade to the Holy Land under the pressure of the Church. He is more busy collecting relics and organizing marriages for his children than fighting. He turns back in the next year after two unsuccessful sieges.

1222 The Golden Bull in Hungary prohibits the pagans and Jews to be state officials because of the pressure of the Church. The prohibition doesn't apply immediately it depends on the political moves.

1223 Fire in Esztergom and Buda, two relatively big cities of Hungary.

1230-40 Prince Béla of Hungary wants to regain some of the vast number of his fathers donations. Therefore he is very unpopular in the eye of the enriched barons. Some years he is successful, the other year his father gives everything back again. Maybe a landed companion is a subject of his efforts.

1232 Hungary is excommunicated. The infernal powers has a good chance to crowd the country. In the next year the king compounds with the Church.

1235 Friar Julianus reports he found the eastern Hungarians near the river Volga. Hungarian táltoses may contact them, too. In 1236 the Tatars destroy their country.

1239 Kötön, the Cuman prince defeated by the Tatars (Mongols) settles in Hungary with his populous retinue. They behave aggressive, their nomadic herds destroy the crops of the Hungarian peasants, furthermore the Tatars used Cuman troops from the steppe and the people thought them spies in Hungary. The people lynched Kötön and the Cumans leaves the country to the South killing and robbing on their way.

1241 Tatars invade Hungary and defeat the army of king Béla near village of Mohi in March. One year of Tatar rule follows. In February, 1242 they cross the Danube but they aren't able to catch the Hungarian king who finally finds an asylum only on an isle of the Adriatic Sea. The Hungarian folk tales call the invaders as dog-headed Tatars.

1242 March, the Tatars leave Hungary to the south, the reason is unknown even today. They take control over Bulgaria. After spending some time here they return to the East but came back sometimes to raid and collect taxes from Bulgaria.

1243 Invasion of locusts and following famine in Hungary.

1245 King Béla settles back the Cumans to the destroyed lands between the Danube and Tisza rivers. The Cumans are pagan, their customs scandalize the christian people and especially the Church. For example they eat horse meat which is forbidden for the Christians.

1247-60 Hospitaller Knights are settled in Hungary, in the Banate of Szörény (West "Wallachia").

1263 Famine in Hungary and the flagellant movement reach the country.

The Bosnian "pyramids" may be a good story idea or place for a covenant.

Karvuna, a Bulgarian city at the Black Sea has sunk two times in the sea in the ancient times. What if it happens again? Maybe it will rise some meters before falling.


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I'm especially interested in "magical" places from the area.

Created: 22.05.2011
Updated: 18.09.2015

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