If you look at Ranulfs, I think it is, talisman... Shriek of impending shafts, linked with a 'Set that shit on fire if it approaches fast'. Great effect, so an old flambeau. Works. How fast is an arrow in flight detected(15 paces/hearing?) approaching compared to someone casting a spell to make that work? It would also be useless if it didnt allow for multiple triggerings in the same round; you can imagine the old flamebeau getting a volley of arrows shot at him and them just flaring up and turning to ash as they hit his defense in a spectacular fashion.
On this note, InVi hearing, +2 mags for tech and form, is a spell being made? Trigger and cancel it with a perdo vim. ?
And likewise, if one can pull it off, can imagine a mage standing there, spells being canceled as they are thrown at him, not because parma but because his extra layer of defense dispels them as they come in. However, I would have issue making that work on a spell aimed at say a rock, possibly in the offending casters hand, sling of vilano style, the rock is in flight due to the spell, cast at something not the mage, thus indirect effects would get tricky for the talisman to detect and act upon, compromises... compromises.
Isnt the nature of a fast cast defense is 'I cast a spont spell, he is throwing a fireball, ehm... I... I... I fast cast... CrTe! I create a barrier infront of me the spell hits! OH yes! I managed to hit half the level, its canceled, 'The spell hits the temporary wall and explodes, scorching the air around you as its heat disappitates around you, setting the poor grog next to you on fire +5, or the vase of flowers, etcetc.'. An effect in an item can't realy replicate that 'On the fly'/descriptive counter of how you try to defend against the effect. Now in fifth, the 'fireball is just cosmetic! It dosent matter if it hits that stone block you created cause thats not the actual effect'; No, he fast casted against it, if your cosmetic effect is stopped, the effect itself is stopped. 'Fine I'll just take my 'Set things on fire spell' that dosent have a cosmetic effect then!' ...he would still have stopped it given his roll and given effect, he obstructed your vision at the right moment and your spell set the block of stone on fire instead of him'.
This 'Use fast cast defense that creates a barrier to obstruct vision' is quite popular, its simple and since your under abit of stress, what people often say if they must fast cast a defense; a mage in old sage mastered an ice barrier to counter incoming things for fast casting, he used it to great effect, trouble was when hit by a pit of the gaping earth he was suddenly standing on his barrier; that due to gravity went down into the pit, it gave him extra time to get out of there, he was allowed to fast cast a CrTe in the same round, spont/fastcast, to fill the pit under him stopping him falling in, he had to give up his normal spell for that option; and lost a fatigue level, but he didnt take fall damage.