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Hibernian Tribunal

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The Hibernian Tribunal is the regional Tribunal covering Ireland. Hibernia is the Latin name for Ireland. The Tribunal has no land borders; the nearest other Tribunals are Stonehenge, Loch Leglean, and Novgorod (because the Novgorod Tribunal includes Iceland). See the Map of Mythic Europe.

The Isle of Man is nearby the Hibernian Tribunal but is not considered to be part of any regional Tribunal. It is sometimes disputed between the Hibernian, Stonehenge, and Loch Leglean Tribunals.

Current Edition Resources[edit]

The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal
This is the Fifth Edition Tribunal supplement for the Hibernian Tribunal.
Realms of Power: Faerie
The Fifth Edition supplement on the Faerie Realm includes a number of descriptions of Irish faeries such as the sidhe[1] and Jenny Greenteeth[2].

Past Edition Resources[edit]

Order of Hermes
Briefly describes all the Tribunals of the Order, including Hibernia[3]. It is described as a highly magical place with a lot of wilderness and a large population of faeries, but troubled by two major problem: the invasion of the Normans, and diabolic corruption in the Order of Hermes, which was discovered shortly before A.D. 1197 at the covenant of Cliffheart. Note that this supplement dates back to Ars Magica Revised Edition and is no longer considered canonical.
The Fallen Angel
is a scenerio set in the nearby Isle of Man

Past Edition Covenants[edit]

Mundane history[edit]

The Wikipedia page Lordship of Ireland provides information of the feudal setup from 1177 - 1542, with links to the Norman invasion in 1169 - 1171. A particular point of interest in recent history is a Papal Bull issued in 1155 by Pope Adrian IV, first and only English Pope, which gave the English king the right to invade Ireland.

Saga links[edit]

The following sagas are set in, or otherwise related to, the Hibernian Tribunal. Feel free to add your own site to the list; please insert it in alphabetical order.

Cliffheart is a Covenant placed in the southern part of Hibernia. You'll find out how our Magi manage to stay alive in such a wild land. You'll live with us in our community in everyday life. Stories,home rules, data for Storytellers and everything you're looking for. Both English and Italian languages supported.
Der Flug des Phönix (German)
Der Flug des Phönix handelt von den Irrungen und Wirrungen einer handvoll junger Magi im Frühlingsbund Schattenquell - Fons Umbra gelegen im Hibernia-Tribunal. Gespielt wurde von 1203 AD bis 1208 AD von 2002 bis 2004. Es sind 55 Spielabende gespielt worden und die Chronik bietet fast alle als ausformulierte Geschichte. Es ist eine sehr politische Saga. Sowohl die hermetische Politik, als auch die mundane spielen eine Rolle. Und sollen die Feen nicht auch vorgekommen sein?
HBO Ars Magica
This Saga began with apprentices in the Greater Alps and, in "Season 2," the newly-Gauntleted magi founded a covenant at the Hill of Uisneach, now known as Cor Draconis.


  1. Realms of Power: Faerie, page 82, "Courtly Faeries"
  2. Realms of Power: Faerie, page 70
  3. Order of Hermes, page 47, "Hibernian Tribunal"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Order of Hermes, pages 52-53, "Covenants of Hibernia"

Legacy Page[edit]

The history of this page before February 11, 2012 is located at Legacy:hibernian_sagas.

Based on material © Copyright 1997-2000 David Chart. Used with permission.