About The Serafim Coven

Coven Heads

Marcelo Bezerra Serafim – Patriarch (Rank 5 Mage), 2004-present

Luana Takeda Farias – Rank 5 Mage

Conrado Medina Antunes – Rank 5 Healer

Zilda Ribeiro Franco – Rank 5 Potion Master

Former Patriarchs

Leonardo Gimenes Serafim – 1979-2004

Cleiton Marques Serafim – 1954-1979

Iago Fagundes Serafim – 1929-1954 (deceased)

Sebastião Cunha Serafim – 1904-1929 (deceased)

Danilo Espíndola Serafim – 1879-1904 (deceased)

Gabriel Aguiar Serafim – 1854-1879 (deceased)

Henrique Fontana Serafim – 1829-1854 (deceased)

Diego Serafim – 1804-1829 (deceased)

💁🏽 The Serafim Coven is traditionally patrilineal, making it the opposite of most covens. The firstborn son is the rightful heir, though most patriarchs will only sire children with mates that have been predicted to bear sons through fortunetelling. Since they usually pair with these women for the sole purpose of having a son, the heirs of this coven are usually only children. Since the matriarch’s firstborn child was always female, this had never been an issue until Val was born.


Gerardo Farias SerafimRank 4 Mage, first heir

💁🏽 Gerardo is an only child and the sole heir of the Serafim Coven. Since the end of Marcelo’s term is near, the Farias family would need to offer an heir to replace Gerardo should anything happen. The eldest is Ivete Farias, who will be enrolled in AOA following Gerardo’s graduation–and appointing her would defy their tradition.

Members Attending AOA

Michele Gimenes Calixto – Rank 3 Mage Apprentice, junior

Galiana Ribeiro FrancoRank 2 Healer Apprentice, sophomore

Sofia Lima de PazRank 2 Potion Apprentice, sophomore

Edgar Gimenes Calixto – Rank 1 Mage Apprentice, freshman

Current Members

Rebeca Meireles Ribeiro – Rank 5 Healer

Arthur Bitencourt Ribeiro – Rank 5 Potion Master

Lavínia Serrano Ribeiro – Rank 5 Healer

Elisa Ribeiro Antunes – Rank 5 Potion Master

Benício Amorim Antunes – Rank 5 Healer

Giovana Rezende Antunes – Rank 5 Fortuneteller

Estefânia Maciel Franco – Rank 5 Mage

Sandro Yamada Franco – Rank 5 Alchemist

Marilsa Franco Paiva – Rank 5 Mage

Cícero Lourenço Paiva – Rank 5 Alchemist

Gilberto Maciel Franco – Rank 5 Alchemist

Fernando Maciel Franco – Rank 5 Alchemist

Iara Gimenes Calixto – Rank 5 Mage

Cristiano Damasceno Calixto – Rank 5 Mage

Renan Moraes Farias – Rank 5 Mage

Vitor Rezende Antunes – Rank 4 Healer

Breno Gimenes Calixto – Rank 4 Mage

Ivete Takeda Farias – Rank 1 Mage Apprentice

Thiago Rezende Antunes – Rank 1 Healer Apprentice

Sidnei Justino Salgado – Rank 1 Mage Apprentice

💁🏽 This list is just a small portion of the witches in the Serafim Coven. They have recruited Enchanter families from all over South America, making them almost as large as the De Ardo and Quercini covens.

The Serafim Coven was founded in the late 16th century by witch families who left the De Ardo Coven and fled Portugal. They were led by Thiago Saturnino Vidal y Garcia de Serafim, who came to be known as Thiago Nino Serafim after fleeing the Inquisition. While he and his loyalists were certainly encouraged to avoid the wrath of the berserkers, he ultimately grew tired of the De Ardo Coven’s matrilineal rule and sought a different way of life that wasn’t all that different, to be honest; they used fortunetelling to seek out mates that would give them sons, seduce them, sire a male heir, and then kill off the woman using magick. Their heirs would only become patriarchs after reaching their 25th birthday, and they would reign for twenty-five years.

It wasn’t until the 19th century that this began to change–Diego, the patriarch of that time, fell in love with Julinha Amaral Fontana, a mortal woman visiting the country from Portugal that was predicted to bear him a son. Diego used his influence to change the antiquated mating rule, allowing any member of the coven to seek the love they desire in any mortal. Their son, Henrique, took his predecessor’s ruling a step further and extended that to members within the coven, as their newfound free will brought a surge of daughters into the next generation.

When emissaries from the De Ardo Coven came around, the Serafim Coven sent them packing. They had claim over the witch families sprouting all over South America, and they used this mutual loathing of their former coven to seek out alliances with the Luna, De Mortie, and Zaldivar covens. The patriarchs also saw the Quercini Coven as their longest-running rival, as they were the only other patrilineal witch family. This put a serious strain on their European relations, though the Hollingsworth Coven had taken an interest in them.

Towards the middle of the 20th century, North American witches began to travel to South America and vice versa. Patriarch Iago met with Matriarch Estela, and the two covens came to a mutual understanding that led to partnerships and business deals. To this day, it isn’t uncommon for the Serafim Coven to send their best healers to other covens at the behest of the de Ardos, nor for the de Ardos to send powerful spies or assassins at the request of the Serafims. This put a strain on the professional relationship the de Ardos had with the Quercinis.

The Serafim Coven has their hands in a lot of businesses, but most of their income is derived from Jaci Tecnologias, the pharmaceutical conglomerate with ties to several other companies in the healthcare and household categories. The heads of their biggest families hold high-paying positions here, with some of their best healers, alchemists, and potion masters doubling as scientists and chemists. The only other businesses within the coven are fairly small, such as the Ribeiro family’s Criações Cremosas bakery, and the popular occult nightclub Sonhe run by the Goiânia Frolick. Though not officially recognized as members of the coven, all enchanters in their territory are under their protection, and thus pay taxes for the security provided.

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