Ars Magica Theban Tribunal
The Geni Loci for Favonious
Dryops was once simply a woodpecker spirit (one of the Fauni, see Realms of Power: Magic, page 103), but its ambition and restlessness soon brought it the status of a genius loci of the wood on a mountain. Yet Dryops was still dissatisfied: as a bird spirit it has been able to move,
but now it was fixed to a location. When Memnos, of House Vertidi suggested his plan, Dryops was eager to partake. Through Transformation (Realms of Power: Magic, page 52), Dryops surrendered its role as a Daimon and a genius loci, and once more became a wandering spirit. Favonius currently owes a major debt to Dryops, whose powers gave the covenant its life. Every time the spirit uses its Regio power, it permanently loses
15 points from its Might. However, the adventures it experiences as the spirit of
the covenant’s fleet makes it content to shoulder this burden. To those with Second Sight, Dryops
appears as a goose-sized woodpecker, with a black-and-white-spotted body and a red face. He is normally seated in the rigging of one of the ships.