My character has a large mirror hanging in her laboratory. Invested device, silver, large, 6*4 = 24 vis to open. I've mentioned it before.
Drawing inspiration from the Gargoyles and Grotesques in HProj (pg 44), I would like to be able to use that mirror to check to see if anybody has been in my laboratory while I've been gone.
So, first I need to give it a sense of vision. HProj pg 44 offers a sample spell, [strike]but insists that the spell needs penetration in order to see through Magic Resistance. I thought that the species given off by a magical being were not magical, so why do I need penetration?[/strike] (EDIT: MRB specifically prohibits this)
Next, I need the mirror to be able to remember what happened. I may be gone for a very long time, after all. I have no idea how to do this. Base 5: Create a memory? TMRE's Art of Memory uses Base 5 to create empty rooms in a magus's Memory Palace. But how much time can the mirror remember? Should I give it extra magnitudes of size?
Third, I'll need to be able to play back the events. See my other discussion about having the mirror accept verbal commands. [strike]Only, hang on, that's just giving it another sense, right? Is there some way that I could give the mirror sight and hearing in a single spell?[/strike] (EDIT: MRB specifically prohibits this)
In which case, the I'll have yet a different spell for the displaying of information that it senses or remembers sensing. CrIm, Base 2, +1 Concentration, +5Lvls item maintains, +10lvl unlimited uses = CrIm 18 to display sight and sound, yes?
Alright, then by this logic, I can instill all kinds of other T:Sight senses into my mirror and have it display it, yes? Possibly some some T:Structure or T:Boundary Intellego spells? Even though I'm no longer using Target:Sight? Okay, what about using R:Touch, T:Sight to sense everything within the boundary of my Aegis?