A Thin Curse, a Fat spell

It’s one of those posts where I’ve been pondering stories again and thinking about Ars Magica spells for the effects; this started from Thinner by Stephen King.

The Curse of Limos

Muto Corpus 15, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual

The target is unable to gain more than a trivial amount of sustenance from food and drink, and as days pass will find themselves lethargic and their hunger never satiated.

When applied to a target over many months they will become unnaturally gaunt and thin, so much so their visage is disturbing to others. Repeated application will also eventually cause a wasting death.

(Base 3, +1 Touch, +3 Moon)

Being a range Touch means either knowing the target directly, or cursing them from afar using a magical tunnel. This is an effect that can be worked into a very thematic Faerie spell using the Faerie Until range too, but above I’ve kept it to a standard hermetic non-ritual spell. Below is the fae ritual. 

The Pact of Limos

Muto Corpus 20, R: Touch, D: Until, T: Individual, Ritual, Faerie

The target is unable to gain more than a trivial amount of sustenance from food and drink, and will find themselves lethargic and their hunger never satiated.

When applied to a target over many months they will become unnaturally gaunt and thin, so much so their visage is disturbing to others. The spell will also eventually cause a wasting death.
The effect continues until the caster speaks a specific word aloud, typically performed when the target has performed their side of a pact.

(Base 3, +1 Touch, +4 Until, ritual, faerie)

I also wanted an opposite effect but also wanted some utility from the spell. This effect is immediate rather than long term on the target.

Paralysis of Gluttony

Muto Corpus 15, R: Voice, D: Diameter, T: Individual

The target of this spell is made unnaturally heavy and obese, so much so they are no longer able to move; with a final size two levels larger than their original size, or a maximum size of +4. Clothes will become painful and may burst their seams as the target grows in size.

(Base 3, +2 Voice, +1 Diam, +1 for three extra size categories)

Others effects I’ve pondered over the past few years are part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s