This is my first draft of how I think the Library search should work.
It would be a lot simpler if I just said: You ask, you get until the points run out.
The Library at Voluntas starts with only a few texts defined.
There is a full set of ‘Roots of the Arts’ with Quality 9 Level 5.
There are Lab Texts for Aegis of the Hearth 30 and Wizard’s Communion 30.
Everything else has to be defined by searching the Library.
The Roll would be (Better of Int or Per) plus a Stress die. (QUERY What happens on Botches?)
When seeking a book in the Library at Voluntas you may be looking for materials in the following categories:
- Lab Texts. Instructions in how to put together a spell. The Texts are always standard texts from the main rulebook. If you want more specialised texts you will have to contact a mage who may have them: a story process.
- Summae and Tractatus on the Arts.
- Summae and Tractatus on Arcane Abilities
- Summae and Tractatus on Mundane Abilities.
In each of the four categories the Storyteller will keep a list of how many build points have been spent on in the category. For every full 10 points in that category the difficulty in finding more books in that category increases by 1. This is the Category Cost.
The Ease Factor for Lab Texts is:
Magnitude of the Spell + Category Cost.
SUMMAE AND TRACTATUS
You must specify the minimum level of Quality and/or Level that you will accept.
In all cases the Ease Factor for Summae is
(Higher of Quality and Level) + Category Cost
And for Tractatus
Quality + Category Cost.
If the roll is more than 10 above the Ease factor you may increase the Quality or Level by 1 per full ten points above the Ease Factor.
The cost of the book will be deducted from the build points for the covenant.