From Project: Redcap
The Roman Tribunal is the regional Tribunal covering the Italian peninsula and the islands of Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia. It is bordered by the Provençal Tribunal to the southwest, the Normandy Tribunal to the northwest, the Greater Alps Tribunal to the north, and the Transylvanian Tribunal to the east. See the Map of Mythic Europe.
Current Edition Resources
There is no current edition supplement on the Roman Tribunal, but it is mentioned in a few of the sourcebooks.
Current Edition Covenants
Domus Magnae are listed first, followed by any specific covenant, followed by any types of covenant that have no specifics, such as the Tremere covenant referenced at the end. Within each category, the covenants are alphabetized.
- Harco, domus magna of House Mercere, has a two-paragraph description in Houses of Hermes: True Lineages
- Magvillus, domus magna of House Guernicus, is described in Houses of Hermes: True Lineages
- Verdi, domus magna of House Verditius is described in Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults
- Vardian's Tomb was introduced in the Third Edition supplement Tribunals of Hermes: Rome. It's existence in Fifth Edition canon is confirmed by it's inclusion in the Fifth Edition supplement Ancient Magic.
- A large, unnamed covenant of House Tremere is noted in Houses of Hermes: True Lineages
- Castro Selvaggio is mentioned on p. 116 of Lords of Men as having been destroyed by a Milanese force of soldiers, after a siege, possibly with help of a rival, unnamed, Milanese covenant. It is further detailed on p. 131-132 of Tales of Power.
- Luctatio, a fallen covenant whose magi were marched at the Great Tribunal of 1195. Further details in Guardians of the Forests p. 13.
Past Edition Resources
There was a sourcebook published on the Roman Tribunal, Tribunals of Hermes Rome, for Third Edition. It is now somewhat dated and is not considered canonical for Fifth Edition, so there will be some inconsistencies between that book and more-recent material. Descriptions of some of the Domus Magnae in the tribunal can be found in Second Edition's Order of Hermes and the Houses of Hermes, though any contradictions with Fifth Edition products would be non-canon.
- Circaeum Promontorium
- A thirteenth-century Winter covenant set in Monte Circeo--the mountain that legends says was home to the enchantress Circe.
- Crocus Briarea
- Many years ago, in 1130 AD, a small group of brilliant minds founded a Magical Alliance, settling down in an ancient ruin once been an important university. With the passing of time our heroes would find war, love, death and honor. Live their adventures. Struggle for Supremacy. Be proud of being part of the mighty Order Of Hermes.
- Demetra Hyblaea
- An Ars Magica III edition Saga set in Sicily. Demetra Hyblaea was founded in 1234, and at date is struggling to survive in the chaotic Roman tribunal. Italian version available.
- Andrew Gronosky's Fifth Edition Saga of mystery and intrigue, set in Venice (no longer active).
- Riacciu Carmenta
- A Spring covenant on the island of Corsica
- Sabratha was, along with its sister cities of Leptis Magna and Oea (Tripoli), a Phonecian settlement and later a Roman colony along the shoreline of what is now Libya. A Spring Covenant is situated within the ruins of the city, and young magi seek to make a name for themselves and establish another tenuous foothold for the Order within Africa. This site seeks to be a useful reference for Ars Magica enthusiasts, taking over where the Rabenstein Saga (see the Rhine Tribunal saga links) left off. Finding that they bit off more than they could chew, the troupe moved on to run the Corona Montis Saga (See the Stonehenge Tribunal saga links).
- Vardian's Tomb
- A coven of wizards living beneath the streets of Rome, the basis for the White Wolf supplement, Tribunals of Hermes Rome. Logs of the first 70 adventures. Set in the same universe as the earlier St. Nerius campaign.
- Houses of Hermes: True Lineages, page 79, "Harco" (inset)
- Houses of Hermes: True Lineages, page 43, "Domus Magna"
- Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults, page 109, "Verdi: Domus Magna" (inset)
- Houses of Hermes: True Lineages, page 115, "Coeris" (inset)
The edit history of this page before August 6, 2010 is archived at Legacy:roman_tribunal.
Based on material Copyright David Chart 1997-2000. Used with permission.