My first draft of Samm’s beliefs were really weak but Storn had some good suggestions and I tweaked ’em up and set them right:
– Byzantine court politics will not destroy me; I will speak my mind bluntly and honestly, as my grandfather would have wanted me to.
– Sargon is a godless city; I will summon a deity worthy of its people.
– The Sorcerer-King Tabat will take me into his counsel as one of his Five Royal Summoners; I will show his majesty the worthiness of arcane actions backed up by mundane scholarship.
And while I’m posting about Burning Wheel again, there is an AP thread, a solo game about a shepherd boy heading out into the world to pursue a life of heroism and adventure. Check out Burning Shepherd.