I have no real explanation or use for this spell except overhearing the cliche on the train home. Chasing somebody through thick shrubs, or flying over a forest while trying to follow an animal below? Perhaps a huntsman or tracker.
Vision of the Forest Without the Trees
Intellego Herbam 15, R: Personal, D: Concentration, T: Vision
This spell allows the caster’s vision to be unaffected by both living and dead Herbam based materials. The effects extend to trees, shrubs, fences, building, or weapon hafts, which all appear translucent and ghost-like.
(Base 2, +1 Conc, +4 Vision)
I chose Base 2 as it matches the base for a similar Terram spell, and is slightly harder than Aquam or Auram baseline. This effect, like all the others I’ve pondered over the past few years are part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica. Enjoy.