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On the other, Mysterium wants to teach Pentacle, to be it’s librarians and archivists – and make all mages depend on them – and by this, their. The members of the Mysterium believe their order to be the purest, because it shuns mundane power. These mages prefer to seek pure magical knowledge. Dec 3, Awakened society looks upon the Mysterium as the great but when any mage seeks esoteric lore outside of his own experience, it is usually.

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All the Orders tend to teach some basic rotes even to Apostates, basic survival stuff. Their stance can be broken down into three core Theses. But in contrast, time becomes more important.

Just like running any public or corporate building, you need staff to take care of things.

The ancient order ventured into the hinterlands to learn the natural sciences and cull the innovations of barbarian states. That is not a big ask. Athenaea are always protected with strong wards and mysteriun the direct responsibility of a Curator.

The modern order values its scholar-adventurers as much as its librarians. There is no chief Athenaeum; they are created whenever local members of the order feel the need to do so. Mysterium rites revolve around the acquisition and preservation of knowledge. I don’t think the Mysterium do ever give knowledge away for free, but when they consider the knowledge cheap enough the price they ask won’t be an imposition to the character.


Censors keep hidden lore secret. Ritual Spells take a very long time to cast. Devcom myeterium operates in Consiliums where research, greed and peace between the factions are favored in comparison with prudence, order loyalty, and value of life.

In exchange, DevCom grants requests for customized enhanced items, imbued items, artifacts, spell assistance, tutoring, access to public facilities, rotes, etc etc.

In second edition, the Mysterium are probably the least-changed Order, or tie for it with the Silver Ladder. These expeditions were almost as martial as they were scientific, because outlanders and the night-horrors who often ruled them feared and hated the Great City.

But Athenea are both based on practice of Guanxi and Mysterium’s mission. Mystagogues are initiated into greater levels of trust as they advance, but are expected to uncover arcane secrets of equivalent value or to dedicate their lives to preserving them.

If its valueless then it must be worthless.

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Devcom still operates in normal consiliums, but any amount of status in DC limits your status in the diamond and seer orders to 1, free council to 2. Power is the welcome side effect of holding the chief currency of the occult: Second, Mystagogues might not share information easily, but they will never lie about magic, as they believe this hurts magic itself.

To enter Lore House you must pay the price, to borough books you need to pay more. For experienced mages, material resources matter less. You can more easily target your allies and be targeted by those allies and traitors. This is why other mages accuse the Mysterium of grave-robbery and plundering. Without the Mysterium, also called the Alae Draconis, the Wings of the Dragon, the ruling cabal could never have built the Celestial Ladder.


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Other orders resent them, but acknowledge that certain spells and terrible names could shatter the Awakened world.

The last thign you want is one of those helpers e. No, it does not. Naturally, they’ll expect compensation, in terms of the other Orders providing their own community functions for the Mysterium, and probably also in terms of having claim to at least some of the spoils from the Tremere bust. Not exactly five dot material. Only problem is – When enough is enough?

These Regions operate under a different governing system, like the scales of aletheia structure in Sanctum and Sigil, but with little concern for balance, and more for profit. Awakeing just pays with a knotted piece of string to browse because it was new knowledge to add to the library. In awkening ways, the Mysterium is a society of academics – as such, their organization is influenced by the kind of Ivory Tower mindset that shapes academia in general.