Ursina of House Bjornaer

Maga of House Bjornaer with a bear Heartbeast

Description:

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

Size: 0

Age: 29 (29), Height: 5’8’’, Weight: 140 lbs, Gender: Female

Decrepitude: 0

Warping Score: 0 (0)

Confidence: 2 (12)

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

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

Combat:
Dodge: Init: -1, Attack -, Defense +2, Damage –
Fist: Init: -1, Attack +2, Defense +1, Damage +1
Kick: Init: –1, 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 (Slang), Latin 4 (Hermetic Usage), North Ireland Lore 1 (Geography), Artes Liberales 1 (Ritual Magic), Athletics 1 (Running), Awareness 2 (Alertness), Brawl 2 (Dodge), Concentration 2 (Spell Concentration), Finesse 2 (Precision), Heartbeast 1 (Changing into Bear Form), House Bjornaer Lore 1 (Clan Mysteries), Magic Theory 3 (Creo), Parma Magica 1 (Ignem), Penetration 2 (Creo), Stealth 1 (Natural Areas), Survival 2 (Forest), Swim 1 (Long Distances)

Arts: Cr 12(15), In 8, Mu 8, Pe 3, Re 6, An 7, Aq 2, Au 9, Co 7, He 4, Ig 0, Im 0, Me 0, Te 4, Vi 3

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

Encumbrance: 0

Spells Known:
Form of the Melancholic Heartbeast (MuAn 20) +20
The Voice of the Bjornaer Magus (MuAn 15) +20
Sooth the Ferocious Bear (MuAn 10) +18
Charge of the Angry Winds (CrAu 15) +29
Pull of the Skybound Winds (CrAu 30) +29
The Chirurgeon’s Healing Touch (CrCo 20) +27
Lifting the Dangling Puppet (ReCo 15) +18
Wall of Thorns (CrHe 20) +24
The Crystal Dart (MuTe 10) +17
The Earth’s Carbunkle (ReTe 15) +15
Incantation of Lightning (CrAu 35) +29

Bio:

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 Bjronaer magus from (a covenant in central Ireland).

Ursina of House Bjornaer

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