So I've been reading through Nations of Theah, and it seems to me like I've either completely misunderstood something regarding Glamour sorcery, or something hasn't been made quite clear in the book itself:
Is Glamour sorcery actually a separete thing from being a Knight of Avalon? Signs seem to be pointing to an intended "yes" since it's listed as a different thing and the Sidhe Squire character Background specifically recieves "Sorcery: Glamour" as an Advantage (not Knighthood of Avalon) - but on the other hand, reading through the mechanics it seems to already require you to have some Glamours from Knighthood of Avalon to even use it (since it revolves around the ability to use Glamours at a higher level than you already own). True, you could temporarily get Glamours by cashing in Sidhe Debt, but it seems strange to me for an entire character "type" like that to revolve around such an unreliable mechanic. It certainly doesn't seem to fit with 7th Sea 2nd edition's general mindset of empowering the Heroes at all times. None of the other types of sorcery depend so heavily on out of character connections like that - if the GM wants to set the game outside of Avalon someone with that kind of sorcery would be all kinds of screwed.
I have to admit, I never really liked Knighthood of Avalon in the first place. It struck me as rather uninspired, I don't like the idea of their ever only being 20 sorcerers in Avalon at a time, and I miss the old fairy magic & illusions theme of the old Glamour. I was a tad bit disappointed to find out Nations of Theah didn't expand on it. But the setting is so much better in so many other ways, I suppose it's a fair trade nevertheless. I do wish to understand how the system works, though.
So what is it? Is "Glamour Sorcery" even a thing, or did someone just forget to specifiy the pretty important detail that it's just a subsystem for Knights of Avalon?