Spells from Frozen, part 2

This post is more oddball spells inspired from Frozen. An aspect I found interesting was how similar in make-up all the spells are. Very often the base effects were the same (Perdo Ignem 5 or Creo Aquam 3 or 4) and the variance was in the description and duration. It makes a lot of sense in Ars Magica mechanics but also felt strange.

I also think that a character with a focus in snow, cold, and ice would also be rather effective at destroying those things as well which we only see at the end of the film.

Ward Against Cold and Frost

Rego Ignem 20, R: Personal, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell protects the caster with a personal ward against cold and frost, providing full protection against natural cold and +15 additional soak against unnatural cold.

“The cold never bothered me anyway.”

(Base 4, 2 Sun, 2 for up to +15 cold damage)

An effect to ensure that the conjured snow and ice will not melt. Freezing and object and keeping it frozen are just different duration on the same effect, and at this level a beginning Magus would have incredible difficulty learning this spell. Using a size +4 modifier is larger than the modifier for T: Structure, so another variant of this spell might sustain a castle properly, however that effect couldn’t affect non-structural targets so I’ve opted for Individual.

Sustain Frozen Ice and Snow

Perdo Ignem 45, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual

This spell freezes and then sustains an item touched at below freezing temperature so that it will resist melting. The spell can sustain a very large objects, akin to a large castle.

(Base 5, +1 Touch, +3 Moon, +4 Size)

This is the spell that Elsa and Anna use whilst playing as children in the great hall, and would also be a useful spell to block roadways, bridges, or bury opponents.

The Playful Snow Drift

Creo Aquam 20, R: Voice, D: Concentration, T: Individual

This spell creates a large snow drift at the spot designated by the caster, the snow can be any shape, with a mass up to roughly 50 feet wide and 20 feet at it’s highest.

(Base 3 to create snow, +2 Voice, +1 Conc, +1 Size, +1 flexibility in shape and mass)

This is a version of the effect style which Elsa uses to flee across the fjord.

Footsteps Upon the Fjord

Perdo Ignem 20, R: Touch, D: Diameter, T: Part.

This spell freezes the water below the caster’s feet which allows them to run across a lake or river as the surface solidifies below them as they move. The ice melts at a normal pace.

(Base 5, +1 Touch, +1 Diameter, +1 Part)

And the spray of frost and cold air Elsa uses to skim around on the frozen floor of the great-hall as a child.

Jet of Air and Frost

Creo Auram 25, R: Voice, D: Concentration, T: Individual

This spell allows the caster to project a jet of freezing cold air from their outstretched arm, which will chill any object it touches. The jet can reach as far as the caster’s voice, is 5 feet wide at its end, and is sufficiently powerful so it will propel the caster if they are upon water or another smooth surface.

(Base 5, +2 very unnatural, +2 Voice, +1 Conc)

Floor of Slippery Ice

Creo Aquam 10, R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Individual

This spell creates a smooth layer of ice across the ground in an area surrounding the caster.

(Base 3 to create ice, +1 Touch, +1 Conc, +1 size)

The two quasi-sentient servants that Elsa conjures might be creates using a spell like:

Shape the Servant of Snow

Creo Aquam / Rego Mentem 20, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell conjures a snowman, grants it a simple intellect, and allows it to move to obey the caster’s commands. The figure can be made up to a typical humaniod in size.

While the servant can be cut apart or separated into pieces this does very little to permanently hurt the servant, as they can reconnect limbs and patch holes.

(Base 3 to create snow, +1 a complex shape, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 Rego)

Shape the Hulking Golem of Snow

Creo Aquam / Rego Mentem 30, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell conjures a huge (size +6) golem of snow and ice, and allows it to move and follow very simple commands.

While the servant can be cut apart or separated into pieces this does very little to permanently hurt the servant, as they can reconnect limbs and patch holes.

(Base 3 to create snow, +1 a complex shape, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 Rego, +2 size)

These effects, like all the others I’ve pondered are part of a new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

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