So I'm developing a young Merinita magus and have been trying to work on creative Bargain-oriented spells for him to use. The concept is that his parens (who was inducted into the Mystery through warping, not blood) used his apprentice (who possessed Strong Faerie Blood) to negotiate with Fey communities for regio access, vis, and so forth.
Though his parens would have had the stronger spells to back up the negotiations, certainly my magus would have a few lower level tricks up his sleeve:
R: Touch (sealed with a handshake!) D: Moon & D: Bargain T: Ind
Should the target of this bargain break their end of the arrangement, they will be stricken by a sudden lack of control over their most intimate part. No matter the situation, the target will fail to rise to the occasion.
Thought to be developed by Nerolian ex Merinita, who tired of the fickle Fey near his covenant constantly reneging or backing out on their deals with him. In the weeks following the first uses of this spell, Nerolian would often sit at the open window of his study and toast the plaintive howls of despair from forest below.
(Base: 2, R: Touch +1, D: Moon +3, T: Individual, +3 for Bargain)
"The Liar's Lament" would be perfect alternative to the above spell, and it would allow for non-male targets as well. It targets the tongue instead (much like "Curse of the Unruly Tongue" in the core book), but is otherwise exactly the same.
For creatures who value unbound virility and flashing wit, either seems like just desserts for promise-breakers.
I'm curious to know if anyone has any good solutions for an Intellego or Imaginem Bargain spell that would identify the target of the broken Bargain to the magus. There's a discussion of something similar in this older thread, but doesn't seem to work exactly right: [url]https://forum.atlas-games.com/t/merinita-qeuestions/1120/3]
I'd like something that identifies the promise-breaker in some way. The InMe spell described in the other thread implies that the magus knows that a Bargain is broken, but not necessarily which one. Any thoughts?