Following again the spells relating to ice and snow, and all the other frosty effects from a while ago (the Wall from GoT, a series on Frozen (posts 2, 3, 4), and spells for cold climates). It seemed that my Ice Magus for Ars Magica was missing a basic spell to drop a huge block of ice in place, encase something in ice, and a way to shape it easily; sonand these spell effects add this capacity.
The intent is to create a barrier of ice for defence or strategic purposes, which might also be used to crush opponents.
Obstructive Ice Block
Creo Aquam 30, R: Voice, D: Moon, T: Individual
This spell creates a large block of ice in a simple shape (walls, rings, arcs) and orientation chosen by the caster within range, up to 5600 cubic feet of ice; akin to a wall roughly 6 feet tall, 3 feet thick, and 300 feet long (roughly 90 yards); for the duration. A Finesse check is required for particularly fine placement or targeting specif people.
(Base 3, +1 simple shapes, +2 Voice, +3 Moon, +1 Size)
Then a spell similar to The Mystical Carpenter (ReTe25, Cov p.51) this effect is for carving and shaping ice to a desired shape using Rego magic. Combining that with a previous spell which makes the ice as strong as metal might grant some wider applications.
The Mystical Ice Carver
Rego Aquam 25, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Part
The targeted ice is shaped as if worked upon as an ice carving. The spell affects a large volume, or even a part of huge ice formations, up to 5600 cubic feet.
While the spell is intended to be used to carve specific useful shapes in the ice it is also possible to carve out space within the ice as a cavity or to destabilise an area of ice. A Perception + Finesse check is required to confirm the quality of the work, with an initial ease factor of 6 for simple shapes.
(Base 5, +1 Touch, +1 Part, +1 flexibility, +1 size)
A memory from a previous edition, is the effect to totally envelop the target in conjured ice. It has since also been made into a Magic the Gathering card, which is well, nice?
Encase in Ice
Creo Aquam 20, R: Voice, D: Sun, T: Indivdiual
The target is surrounded in ice, potentially encasing the target. Enveloped targets may attempt to break free, see Shackles of Frozen Ice (ReAq20, HoH:S p.35). If the target is too large the ice will cover an area up to 560 cubic feet.
(Base 3, +2 Voice, +2 Sun, +1 flexibility in shape)
Find these and many more new spells for Ars Magica in my grimoire.