Theban Tribunal Leadership and Traits



Magi raised in the Tribunal usually have Romaic Greek as their native language; and, since they use Classical Greek to cast their spells, need not learn Latin as a separate language. However, to read the Hermetic books written in Classical Greek they need an effective score in that language of 4 (ArM5, page 32), so they need to increase their Native Language to 6 to account for the penalty. To write books in Classical Greek requires fluency in that language (a score of 5, ArM5, page 165) rather than Romaic Greek, so magi often learn both languages. 

Acts of Altruism

  • Provision of longevity rituals
  • Provision of healing
  • Donation of Apprentices


A peculiarity of the Theban Tribunal, adopted from the Theban League that preceded it, is that each covenant is associated with a specific supernatural entity with whom they have entered a pact of mutual protection. For example, the covenant of Hedyosmos venerates a nymph Daimon that guards a mystical gate in their covenant; the covenant of Polyaigos benefits from the protection of a giant; and the covenant of Alexandria holds the spirit of a grove of myrhh trees in high regard. Patrons may be spirits, gods, or genii loci, or even saints or faeries. Each covenant takes it upon itself to ensure the welfare of its patron, with whom its identity and fortunes are strongly associated, and enjoys some benefits in return


  • Ceremony of Propitiation
  • Formal meeting of the Theban Tribunal

Council of Magistrates

  • Archon (Praeco - Leader)  - Aiakia of Hedyosmos 

    •  16 archai, four drawn from each of the four phylai

      • Judicial Board
      • Legislative Board
      • Conciliatory Board
      • Treasury Council
  • Polemarch (Enforcer) - Maria Laskarina of the covenant Polyaigos
  • Logothete - (Chief Redcap) Leontius of Alexandria

Tokens And Shards
A key feature of Theban citizenship is a system which credits a polites for sociallyacceptable behavior and debits those who engage in antisocial activities. The Redcaps of the Tribunal keep a record of the balance of good and bad deeds of every individual through a system of tokens and shards. These are the true currency of the Theban Tribunal, unlike other Tribunals where vis is the coin of the Order. In the Theban Tribunal, vis is so bountiful that it is more like food than coin; essential for life but easily obtainable. A token (Greek: psephos) is awarded for performing a service for the community as a whole. Most tokens are awarded at Tribunal meetings, but some special cases exist. The token is a bronze disk inscribed with a gorgon’s face on one side.


  •  League of the Vigilant 
  • League Against Idolatry
  • The Children of Olympos
  •  The League of Constantine

Lost / Abanndoned Covenants

Dorostolon (815 –848)
Estropi (914 – 1069)
Grammaton (980 – 1092)
Diadel phia(1004 – 1067)
Kyddopetre (1039 – 1076)
The court of fools  (1101 – 1204)
Thermakopolis  (1115 – 1204)
lamites (1123 – 1127)
Thumachia (1151 – 1185)
Novocastrum (1207-1212)

Theban Tribunal Leadership and Traits

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