Sample enchanted items for automatic doors

Automatic doors are a little silly as an enchanted device in Ars Magica, mainly due to the cost of time and vis it would take, however they would also add a certain majesty to a covenant (its also saves two servants standing just off-stage pulling them open while making a subtle “swish” noise).

The effect is basically the same as a spell previously written – The Subservient Lumber, reworked within an enchanted device. I chose to create the effect slightly higher using Range: Touch in the device so that the enchanted device could be moved from door to door as needed, rather than enchanting the door itself.

Enchanted Door Plate  (ReHe29)

This small brass plate is mounted upon a door and causes the door to open and close automatically as people approach and exit.

Effect: An Animated Wooden Object

Rego Herbam 25, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This effect animates a wooden object so performs a single simple task, such as opening and closing whenever a person approaches.

(Base 10, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)

(Constant effect: +1 for two uses a day, +3 environmental trigger)

Or a slightly more efficient build for a room with multiple doors, as long as they are high volume areas.

Enchanted Sign of Welcome (ReHe39)

This small brass panel is mounted on the wall of a chamber and causes each door to open and close as needed when a person approaches.

Effect: A Room of Animated Wood

Rego Herbam 35, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Room

This effect animates all the chosen wooden objects in a room of the same type to performs a single simple task, such as opening and closing whenever a person approaches.

(Base 10, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 Room)

(Constant effect: +1 for two uses a day, +3 environmental trigger)

Many other new spells for Ars Magica can be found in my grimoire, or other new magical devices.

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