Being from the only Roman Catholic country in Asia, it is no surprise that Christmas is widely celebrated here in the Philippines. That said, one of the most popular stories about Christmas is about the Magi, the three wise men from “the east” that followed a star to find Jesus.
While also known as the Three Kings, the Magi are aren’t actually royalty, but wizards and seers, people who had the esoteric knowledge to discern such a spiritually significant effect, and sought Jesus out to worship him. Given such a precedent, it would be fascinating to actually take the familiar elements of this tale and use it for a game of nMage.
Arguably, Mage: the Awakening has all the elements already set up for this. A faction of the Guardians of the Veil are waiting for the day that the Heiromagus will be born to lead humanity into an age of enlightenment, and there’s Troy Bell and Kirsten Quarles from the Lovers chapter of the Keys to the Supernal Tarot supplement that could serve as a perfect stand in for a couple with a child.
The birth of Kirsten’s child is tremendously significant due to the child being unique, and quite possibly the Heiromagus himself. And there are mages who want to be there to take advantage of the situation, or to protect the couple.
The Exarchs and Seers of the Throne make for a great stand-in for King Herod. Considering that they are, undoubtedly the Kings of the Fallen World, it would be in their best interest to find this newborn threat and eliminate it as soon as possible.