A Criamon maga in our saga who enjoys creating “interesting” effects wants to create a column of water in her lab. "Why?" is anyone’s guess at this point, but I thought I would share the plan, and get comments from the other members of this esteemed company.
Step 1: Create a “magical circle”
Using ReTe, create a circular indentation, two paces across, in the stone floor of her lab. (R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Circle (The maga intends to draw a circle on the lab floor outlining where the indentation is to be. The amount of stone being moved is much less than one cubic pace.) Base 2 (control or move dirt in a slightly unnatural fashion) +1 stone, +1 touch, +1 precision for a level of 5. The stone should remain in this new formation without any magic needed to sustain it.
The maga then fills this little moat with sand, and with MuTe, turns it into a single piece of iron. R: Touch, D: Ring, T: Circle The idea here is to use the circle in the floor to hold the sand as iron with D: Ring. Base 4 (turn dirt into metal) +1 Touch, +2 Ring, +1 Size for a spell level of 20.
Step 2: Create a water column
Using CrAq with a Re requisite, create the column of water within the iron circle. (R: Touch, D: Ring, T: Ind) Base 4 (Create water in an unnatural shape) +1 Touch, +2 Ring, +1 requisite for a level of 20.
Do we have the mechanics right? (Duration: Ring spells sometimes give me headaches.)
Does she really need the iron ring, or would the stone indentation suffice as a ring for the water column spell?
Could she get water out of the column, or place something into the column without breaking the ring?
What could she possibly want with a column of water? (I am envisioning some sort of magical fish tank, but it seems like more stable containers could be created.)
Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.