Patrons operate using Pacts and Bargains. Pacts and bargains are personal, done between entities and not institutions. Pacts have 2 parts, the requesting entity and the granting entity. Pacts cannot be made for others – it must be through individual engagement. The specific cost, payment, and means of using or triggering the powers gained every from instance to instance of each pact. The terms set for are not normally negotiable. The benefits gained are gained immediately – such is the allure. Essence is used to seal pacts; it is the basic glue but the strength of the pact is sealed in the promise by the servant.
Patronage on bargains differs from traditional mystic modes in that it is a direct, reciprocal exchange of value. It can be limited in time, scope, or constrained in any other set of circumstances. The boundaries and exchange are specified in a set of protocols
Parties to the Accordl; Contact process… Ritual? Ceremony?
An initial Offering/Appeasement to achieve contact?