A few Ars Magica cantations

The Apprentices source book introduces a type of spell specifically for beginning wizards known as Cantations. These are low level spell effects. A few occurred to me while I considered effects useful in daily life.

Discover the Peace of Thunder, Wind, and Rain

Creo Imagonem 4, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates the sound of thunder, wind, and rain at the location touched, equivalent volume to a speaking person.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

Discover the Melody of the Absent Minstrel

Creo Imagonem 5, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates the sound of music, equivalent volume to a speaking person. The style and instruments are chosen when cast, and quality is dependent on a finesse check.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 clear music)

And a simple prank which I could see an apprentice using.

Discover the Disquiet of the Obtrusive Tone

Creo Imagonem 4, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates a simple sound infrequently over the spell’s duration. The caster determines the sound to be created (dripping water, chirp of a bird, a cat’s meow, a cough) and the interval between the occurrences when the spell is cast. In typical use a drip of water sounds every diameter for the spell’s duration.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

Further unsurprisingly many useful effects are already in the core rules. This effect is a re-work of Calm the Motion of the Heart (Ars p150) to only affect the caster.

Calm the Motion of My Heart

Perdo Mentem 5, R: Personal, D: Mom, T: Individual

Removes one emotion from the caster until it reoccurs again naturally.

(Base 5)

It seems the type of effect that could be cheaply added to an item to allow somebody to artificially deal with an anger problem, or many other issues which arise from misplaced or forlorn passion.

music

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