The Thunder's Kiss
R: Sight, D: Mom, T: Ind
A lighting bolt strikes from an existing storm cloud, doing +30 damage to a single target it hits. Those near the target must make Size stress rolls of 6+ to remaining standing.
(Base 5, +3 Sight, +1 unnatural)
I based this off of Incantation of Lighting, increased range, but lighting strikes - from thunder clouds - are natural so the +4 is gone. I added +1 as it hits the designated target which is still slightly unnatural.
Technically, I would say the spell ought to affect the cloud to create lightning and hence requires a Rego requisite and aiming roll to hit a target on the ground. However, I would accept the above spell for sheer simplicity and conformity with The Incantation of Lightning.
Have you considered adding it to the spells wiki? (link in sig)
If you extended the duration, allowing you to "drop" a lightning bolt every round, at what point would it become un-natural. i.e. if one lightning bolt striking a man is natural, is ten lightning bolts striking ten men?
A good thought. I like the idea of adding an additional "unnatural" magnetude to raise the duration, possibly more than one magnitude when raising the duration to concentration or the target to group. I don't think that I'd go above two magentudes regardless of range/duration /target. After all, lightning from a storm is always more natural than lightning from nothing, and lightning from nothing has already been pegged at four magnitudes.
Call down the Stormâ€™s Hammer
R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Individual
Cast during a storm, this spell conjures a lightning bolt which will strike any object or individual within sight range. The bolt will cause +30 damage and those near the target of the spell must make Size stress rolls of 6+ or get knocked off their feet.
(B: 5, R: Sight +3, D: Momentary, T: Individual, +1 slightly unnatural)