What, me run? (chuckles) I like Ars Magica, too, but that takes a LOT of paperwork and is terribly, terribly 13th Century.
Falkenstein might be fun, but our initial querent seems reluctant to try that one (for good reasons). Ver' Victorian. It could be adopted for a more Middle Ages/Renaissance/Reformation setting easily enough, just by losing the steam-tech stuff, and we could ditch the whole diary thing except for the char-gen stuff.