Ursina of House Bjornaer

Maga of House Bjornaer with a bear Heartbeast


Characteristics: Int +3, Per +0, Pre +1, Com -2, Str +1, Sta +5, Dex +0, Qik -1

Size: 0

Age: 37 (34), Height: 5’8’’, Weight: 140 lbs, Gender: Female

Decrepitude: 0

Warping Score: 0 (0)

Confidence: 2 (13)

Virtues: The Gift, Hermetic Magus, Heartbeast (Bear), Mythic Blood* (Birna), Minor Magical Focus (Legendary Creatures), Subtle Magic, Skilled Parens, Puissant Creo, Improved Characteristics, Great Stamina (x2), Inoffensive to Animals, Associated with Faerie (Queen Zwerga)

Flaws: Enemies* (Local Bishop), Blatant Gift*, Deficient Form (Ignem), Deleterious Circumstances (Cities), Heroic Personality, Weak Enchanter, Slothful

Personality Traits: Brave +5, Protective +3, Greedy +1, Bear +1

Reputations: None

Dodge: Init: -1, Attack -, Defense +2, Damage –
Fist: Init: -1, Attack +2, Defense +1, Damage +1
Kick: Init: –2, Attack +2, Defense +0, Damage +4

Soak: 5

Fatigue Levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious

Wound Penalties: -1 (1-5), -3 (6-10), -5 (11-15), Incapacitated (16-20)

Abilities: Gaelic 5 (Ulster), Latin 4 (Hermetic Usage), North Ireland Lore 1 (Geography), Artes Liberales 1 (Ritual Magic), Athletics 1 (Running), Awareness 2 (Alertness), Brawl 2 (Dodge)1, Concentration 2 (Spell Concentration), Finesse 3 (Precision), Heartbeast 1 (Changing into Bear Form), House Bjornaer Lore 1 (Clan Mysteries)9, Hunt 1 (Tracking), Magic Theory 5 (Creo)3, Parma Magica 1 (Ignem), Penetration 2 (Creo), Stealth 1 (Natural Areas), Survival 2 (Forest), Swim 1 (Long Distances), Spell Mastery: Incantation of Lightning 1 (multiple casting), Faerie Lore 03, Order of Hermes Lore 1 (Personalities)

Arts: Cr 14(17), In 82, Mu 95, Pe 32, Re 101, An 7, Aq 4, Au 9, Co 104, He 63, Ig 0, Im 51, Me 0, Te 41, Vi 51

Equipment: Loose-fitting clothing that is easy to quickly remove.

Encumbrance: 0

Spells Known:
Form of the Melancholic Heartbeast (MuAn 20) +21
The Voice of the Bjornaer Magus (MuAn 15) +21
Sooth the Ferocious Bear (ReAn 10) +21
Charge of the Angry Winds (CrAu 15) +31
Pull of the Skybound Winds (CrAu 30) +31
Purification of the Festering Wounds (CrCo 20) +30
Lifting the Dangling Puppet (ReCo 15) +22
Wall of Thorns (CrHe 20) +28
The Crystal Dart (MuTe 10) +18
The Earth’s Carbunkle (ReTe 15) +18
Incantation of Lightning (CrAu 35) +31
Shriek of the Impending Shafts (InHe 15) +19
The Beast’s Impervious Hide (MuAn 10) +21
Seal the Breach (CrTe 20) +31
Touch of Midas (CrTe 20) +31
Wizard’s Communion (MuVi) +22
Seven League Stride (ReCo 30) +22

Arcane Connections: Donegal, Praesis

1221: F study Intellego book, W study Creo book
1222: S learn Incantation of Lightning, S study Creo book, F study Intellego book, W investigate whistle
1223: S train Brawl, S adventure/recovery, F recovery, W failed to invent spell
1224: S adventure (8 xp), S study from Herbam vis (13 xp), F start inventing spell (2 xp), W finish spell (2 xp)
1225: S study Creo book (12 xp), S study Creo book (12 xp), F invent MuAn spell (2 xp), W study Magical Theory (12 xp)
1226: S study Rego book (8 xp), S study Rego book (8 xp), F study Rego vis, W refine lab (2 xp)
1227: S study Muto book (11 xp), S Gathering (9 xp), F invent spell (2 xp), W improve lab (2 xp)
1228: S invent spell (2 xp), S teach (2 xp), F read Corpus tractus, W learn spell (2 xp)
1229: S longevity ritual (2 xp), S longevity ritual (2 xp), F learn spell (2 xp), W read Corpus Tractus (12 xp)
1230: S make boats (2 xp), S adventure (8 xp), F adventure (10 xp), W read book (8 xp Im)
1231: S adventure (6 exp), read Magic Theory book (12 exp), F read book (8 exp Im), W read book (8 exp Vi)


Born in Ireland, of a line tracing back to a natural son of Birna. She was her parents’ first child, and her mother died giving birth to the second—a boy who did not survive. In her youth, she defied normal gender roles in her tribe by spending more time competing against the boys in their games instead of joining the other girls in their play.

She was discovered by her parens when she was ten. She had rebelled against tradition enough through adolescence that the clan did not argue much when Coinín wanted to take her away for apprenticeship. She was more than happy to go, excited at the prospect of learning magic and the power it brings. She was trained in her parens’ covenant near Cork. Near the end of her apprenticeship, Bishop Aldin sent a group of priests and knights to investigate what he decided was a pagan cult at the site of the covenant. While they did not find the covenant itself, they did find village in which most of the covenfolk lived. A confrontation ensued in which the church force was repelled and a few members were killed. Among the deceased was a priest that was a nephew of Bishop Aldin. The resulting ire from the bishop led the covenfolk into hiding, but his vendetta against the magi (including Ursina) involved remains.

Ursina’s sept includes her parens (who is still a member of his original covenant) and another Bjornaer magus from (a covenant in central Ireland).

Associated with Faerie Queen Zwerga, who she married but is under a geas (level 60) to not discuss. As a boon, she only makes aging rolls every other year.

Ursina of House Bjornaer

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