Grimoire of the Wolf Pack: By Avicia of Bjornear
Summon the Woodland Prowler CrAn 30
Creates a wolf, which is normal in every sense except that it is not affected by the Gift.
With Aviciaâ€™s sigil, the wolvesâ€™ canines are particularly long and vicious looking, though this does not affect damage.
[B: 15, R: Touch +1, D: Sun +2, T: Individual]
Summon the Wolf Pack CrAn 40
This spell creates a pack of up to ten wolves, which are normal in every sense except they are not affected by the Gift.
[B: 15, R: Touch +1, D: Sun +2, T: Group +2]
Toughen the Wolfâ€™s Pelt MuAn 20
The fur and skin of the wolf affected by this spell, thickens so that the animal gains a +3 to its natural armour (and so +3 to its soak). This protection is designed to prevent slashing or puncturing, so the storyguideâ€™s may rule that this bonus does not apply to strictly blunt or crushing weapons.
Note: Despite the name of this version of the spell, the effect will work on any non-magical land animal.
[B: 4, R: Voice +2, D: Sun +2, T: Individual]
Comprehension of the Beastâ€™s Speech InAn 20
This spell allows the caster to understand and converse with any non-magical land animal. The Maga automatically understands the verbal and non-verbal language of the animal, and can communicate basic ideas to the animal. Animals tend to only understand very simple ideas and descriptions that they have common experience of (hunting, trees, water, specific smells, fear, etc).
With Aviciaâ€™s sigil the Magaâ€™s canine teeth become slightly elongated and curved like a wolfâ€™s for the duration of the spell.
[B: 10, R: Eye +1, D: Concentration +1, T: Individual]
Assertion of a Wizardâ€™s Dominance PeAn 10
By use of this spell the wizard can cause minor pain to an animal (the equivalent to having an ear bitten or a nip to the flank). This provides the animal with a clear signal (for instance when training it to understand undesired behaviour), and it may yelp in surprise, but leaves no lasting damage other than a small mark on the animal's body.
Avicia notes in this spell description:
â€œWolves usually treat other members of the pack with gentleness, but I have noticed that the leader of a wolf pack occasionally has to exert their dominance. This is done by exerting a small amount of physical pain. A nip to the ear, or the flank is usually enough to remind a lower member of the pack who is in charge. Generally, this is sufficient when a spell like â€˜Agony of the Beastâ€™ would be unnecessarily harsh treatment.â€
[B: 3, R: Sight +3, D: Momentary, T: Individual]
Leaderâ€™s Mantle of the Wolf Pack ReAn 35
You can make a group of wolves perform any action which it is capable of. New instructions can only be carried out within Voice range, but the animal will carry out the instructions even if it passes beyond that range.
[B: 15, R: Voice +2, D: Sun +2, T: Group +2, Restriction* -2]
*This spell only works on non-magical wolves (not any other animal) â€“ so Iâ€™ve allowed a slight reduction in the spell level. As such it does not specifically accord with standard Hermetic spells.