As a covenant we wish to travel. Even though we are in a swamp, someone is vehemently opposed to just making a magic boat for that (we did that in our previous campaign, and another troupe has one too). While walking might have something for the pilgrims amongst us, I am of lesser patience when not in a lab or interesting conversation. TMRE has Road magic as part of the Mercurian Magic tradition, but few examples how it would work with regards to Rego Corpus. I could not find it in the netgrimoire or the forum's grimoire.
I am okay with original research for this, since a way to travel quickly without needing endless finesse rolls or arcane connections will help greatly. Another thing is that one of our party is looking into the faerie roads that speed up travel, and I wish to use the roman road network to visit the more educated parts of the world. It also would be an interesting way to travel, you'd naturally have to stop at every major crossroad, and since you'll likely travel at night to avoid encounters, you might just get them.
I'd say you'd be able to compare this to the Leap of Homecoming, with its second range of arcane connection replaced by an end of the road, as selected by the caster, the prerequisite road magic enabling this. One could also state that it'd be two magitudes easier, to account for the difference in ranges as described (the teleporting second ranges should, in my opinion, just be added there, or in the spell magnitude calculations)
The long road made short Re Co 45 or 35
R: Touch(road) D: Mom T: Group
This spell transfers a group of people from anywhere on a road to another point on the road, as decided by the caster. The caster does not get an image of the desired location before casting, and might be inclined to do so in another way, as roads tend to be crowded. To travel somewhere, the caster must have seen that place, know the mile marker where he wishes to be transported to (on roman roads), or have a map that shows the road. The spell will not be more accurate than the map, but an intellego imaginem spell with road range could provide insight. Whenever a major crossroad is encountered, the spell stops, as will it when the road ends.
What do you think, is this a viable, and more importantly, interesting spell? Should it need hermetic research or can it be researched like a normal spell?