Aoífe Ballach


Starting stats:

Faerie magic
Second sight
Affinity with aquam
Major magical focus: fresh water
Puissant: aquam
Special circumstances (when in water)

Deficient technique: perdo
Faerie upbringing
Minor hatred
Study requirement

Int 3 Per 2 Strength -1 Stamina 0 Presence 0 Communication 0 Dexterity 0 Quickness -1

Native language 5 (Mumhan/Munster Gaelic)
Second sight 4 (specialty: faeries)
Swim 1 (s: diving)
Awareness 3 (s: searching)
Charm 1 (s: being witty)
Survival 1 (s: finding drinking water)
Guile 1 (s: lying to authority)
Latin 4 (s: hermetic usage)
Magic Theory 3 (s: aquam)
Parma Magica 1 (s: protection from Ignem)
Artes Liberales 1 (s: ritual magic)
Concentration 1 (s: spell concentration)
Faerie Lore 3 (s: faerie forests)
Finesse 1 (s: grace)
Welsh 1
Magic Lore 1 (s: magical creatures)

Creo 0
Intellego 5
Muto 5
Perdo 0
Rego 0

Animal 0
Aquam 8
Auram 5
Corpus 0
Herbam 5
Ignem 0
Imaginem 1
Mentem 0
Terram 5
Vim 0

M Lungs of the Fish 20
R Cloak of the Duck Feather 5
R Breath of Winter 15

I True Sight 15
I Whispering Winds 15

I Probe Nature’s Hidden Lore 5
I Hunt for the Wild Herb 5
I Intuition of the Forest 10
M Transformation of the Thorny Staff 10
M Piercing Shaft of Wood 10
R Strike of the Angered Branch

I Prying Eyes 5
R Wizard’s Sidestep 10

I Eye of the Treacherous Terrain 15
M The Crystal Dart
M Rock of Viscid Clay 15
R Unseen Arm 5
R Trackless Step 10
R Unseen Porter 10


Unknown. Born somewhere in Ireland, does not remember early life, bar that faeries were involved somehow.

Was taken into an apprenticeship at the Blackthorn covenant in the Dan yr Ogof cave complex in the Brecon Beacons under Owain af Neath – a Merenite mage in a mostly Tremere covenant.
When Owain gradually became more abusive, Aoife was rescued into the nearby covenant at Pontneddfechan by a Bonisagus master looking to poach an apprentice with Faerie knowledge, and with assistance from Redcaps. Aoife finished her apprenticeship at Pontneddfechan.
Owain is the target of her Hatred-Minor. She has a positive opinion of Bonisagus and Redcaps due to the assistance shown her, and this is why she answered the call to return to Ireland to aid the covenant at Iniscrabhall when it came through to her master. That and it put an ocean between her and Owain. And that Ireland is as full of faeries as Pontneddfechan, and she seeks to solve the mystery of her upbringing. And Inischrabhall is surrounded by plenty of water.

Natural water magic specialist. Seeks out new and interesting water sources to seek vis, learn more of water faeries, and develop her art.
Seeks answers about her mysterious upbringing
Ancient ruins, stone circles, and their mysteries
Has limited ability and interest in Creo and Perdo, preferring to manipulate the world as it is.

Aoífe Ballach

Ars Magica Ireland campaign thepotplant