Crossing over the ridge, everyone feels a surge of magical energy. Even the mundanes. All spells and active effects expire. Non-Permenant Arcane Connections degrade one step, and any connections to anything in the terrestrial realm are temporarilly interrupted.
You are in the Magic Realm, Magic Aura 10, Ignem Boundary 7. This means a +17 to all magic, +24 for Ignem. It also means an additional 7 botch dice, or add 14 if Ignem.
Up ahead in the near distance you see it. At first it appears as a block of black stone with twin coumns of fire jutting upward. Further clarity reveals this to be the massive walls of the city and the two tallest towers made of brass of Andalus. The city has several gates, and on either side of the gate you are looking at there are twin pillars of fire. Really fire this time.
Roberto has the grogs set up a perimiter while the magi reset thier parma and spells.