A Diary of Mischief: Spells for Moderation

A Diary of Mischief: By Discordia of Tytalus

Empty Shell of Precious Vis CrVi 30
This enchantment creates a shell of false determination which fools Intellego spells up to level 7 (e.g. Scales of Magical Weight and Sense the Nature of Vis). Anyone investigating the item with magic will reveal that it apparently contains up to a rook of vis (of any form the caster desires).
Discordia of Tytalus developed this spell out of a sheer sense of mischief rather than any desire to defraud members of House Verditius. This did not stop her being blacklisted by the whole House when discovery of this fraud came to light – nor her Tribunal fining her over a queen for having the audacity to try this sort of cruel trick upon her sodales.
[B: 10, R: Touch +1, D: Moon +3, T: Individual]
(I've rounded down the 7.5 effect)

Sight of the Nature of Vis InVi 25
Allows the maga to see auras around objects containing vis. This aura varies in colour depending upon the technique or form of the vis (as the spell Sense the Nature of Vis).
Having developed a spell to defraud Magi of vis (though she insists it was just a joke) – Discordia decided she’d better develop an Intellego spell that wouldn’t be fooled by her own spell.
[B: 4, R: Personal, D: Concentration +1, T: Vision +4]

Room of the Confused Magus MuVi 45
This spell is cast upon a room. Any spell cast, up to level 20, in the room is targeted upon the caster of the spell.
When engaged with Mulciber of Flambeau in Wizard’s War, Discordia used this spell on his Sanctum. Guessing he would strike with a fairly low level spell (her Parma Magica was strong enough to absorb his higher level spells), she boldly entered. Mulciber was more than a little surprised when his Pilum of Fire penetrated his own Parma and incapacitated him.
[B: 15, R: Touch +1, D: Moon +3, T: Room +2]

Curse of the Apprentice’s Penetration PeVi 35
The target of this spell has his casting totals reduced by 15 for the duration of the spell. Further castings of this spell do not have cumulative effect.
Discordia, no stranger to Wizard’s War, used this spell against a fellow Tytalan. Despite having a fair idea of the strength of her Parma Magica, he was disturbed to discover that his spells did not quite penetrate.
[B: 20, R: Voice +2, D: Diameter +1, T: Individual]

Suppression of the Wizard’s Fortification ReVi 40
This effect suppresses the effects of any spell (up to level 25) upon a target for the duration of the spell.
In yet another Wizard’s War, against Auster of Jerbiton, Discordia used this spell to weaken some of the enchantments he had used to augment his mundane guards. After this her own agents were able to slay them, leaving Auster alone to face the Maga and her assassins.
[B: 25, R: Voice +2, D: Diameter +1, T: Individual]

I really like the way you describe the history and possible usages of your spells.

Great Stuff!


Cheers William :smiley:

I've always thought that the story behind a spell was far more interesting than the mechanics of the spell itself. Besides, nothing quite explains the intention of the spell than an example ...