I am currently building a Guernicus maga for a P&P Ars Magica game, and I thought of giving her a Magical Focus like, well like Gandalf from LotR is the servant of the Flame of Anor. In the LotR rpg spells which draw on the power of "Goodness" and freedom and creation are collectively called Secret Fire spells.
I thought of making an Inner Fire/Secret Fire magical focus dealing with this aspect, my problem being that the spells I tried to port over from LotR are hard to pinpoint to a focus. The solution could be to choose the focus to be an abstraction (Inner/Secret Fire = Excellence, Freedom, Inspiration, Purity of the Soul, Metaphysical Light etc).
The Spells I ported over, or are already in Ars Magica, are (not really out to discuss the spell guidelines in terms of lvl, more the focus):
Lamp Without Flame (Create Light) CrIg 10
Blessing of Verditius (Blessing of Aulë) ReMe10 (Base 2, +1Touch, +2 Sun, +1 complexity)
+2 to any Craft Skill
Blessing of Merinita (Blessing of Oromë) ReMe10 (Base 2, +1Touch, +2 Sun, +1 complexity)
+2 to Animal Handling, Ride or Survival
Blessing of Trianoma (Blessing of Elbereth) ReMe 10 (Base 2, +1 Touch, +2Sun, +1 Complexity)
+2 to Charm, Etiquette or Intrigue
Sense the Malign Desire (Detect Foe) InMe 30 (Base 5, +3 sight, +2group) detect whether there is a desire to be malign towards the caster
Invocation of Inner Strength (Invocation of Elbereth) ReMe25 (Base5, +1 touch, +3 Moon)
The recipient is able to have one more confidence point than he his confidence score allows. This spell does not give the recipient any confidence points, only the capacity to have one more.
Break the Chains of Limit (Sorcery Ward) PeVi 20 (Base, +2 Voice)
This spell cancels any spell that deals with malign transformation, affecting life force or restraining limbs or ability to speak
Aura of Ennobled Presence (Evoke awe) MuIm10
Manifest the Flame of the Soul (Flame of Anor) CrIg(Vi?)
A sharp beam of light shots from your outstretched hand, a manifestation of your soul's fire doing +10 damage (base 10, +2 Voice)
Various Healing spells
Shield of Bravery (Resist Fear) ReMe20
give the recipient a Personality trait of Brave+3 for the duration. (base 5, +1 touch, +2Sun)
Alignment of Inner Strength(Springtime) CrCo (Ig,Me? He? Vi?) 25
+9 to Recovery, also in the affected area, there is warmth like a spring day, flowers bloom more readily, light is pleasent and even (also good for medical examinations!), and the recipients feel at ease. (base 4, +2 Group, +3 Moon)
Also, I reckon such a focus would be a Major Magical Focus....maybe....unless a form of Metaphysical Light/Goodness were used to pinpoint it, and it could/would be minor? Ideas?