• “Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There's magic in that. It's in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that... there are many kinds of magic, after all.”

    — Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

  • The Newly Awakened

    Attributes: 5/4/3
    Skills: 11/7/4
    Merits: 10
    Arcana: 1 in each Ruling Arcana
    Rotes: 2 Rotes
    Experience: 10
    Notes and Restrictions: Notes and Restrictions: Characters who begin play in an order gain a dot of order status for free, as well as a dot of high speech and a dot of occult. Mages gain 1 free attribute chosen at character creation from among their resistance traits. They gain one Praxes for every dot of Gnosis they have.

  • The Released Apprentice

    Attributes: 5/4/3
    Skills: 11/7/4
    Arcana: 6
    Rotes: 6
    Merits: 10
    Experience: 10
    Notes and Restrictions: Characters who begin play in an order gain a dot of order status for free, as well as a dot of high speech and a dot of occult. Mages gain 1 free attribute chosen at character creation from among their resistance traits. At least 3 arcana must be placed in a character's path arcana, and at least one dot must be in both. They gain one Praxes for every dot of Gnosis they have.

  • The Veteran Awakened

    Attributes: 5/4/3
    Skills: 11/7/4
    Arcana: 6
    Rotes: 6
    Merits: 10
    Experience: 10 + 1 Experience per 2 years Awakened.
    Notes and Restrictions: Characters who begin play in an order gain a dot of order status for free, as well as a dot of high speech and a dot of occult. Mages gain 1 free attribute chosen at character creation from among their resistance traits. At least 3 arcana must be placed in a character's path arcana, and at least one dot must be in both. They gain one Praxes for every dot of Gnosis they have.