Simple Graffiti Spells

How many ways could a hermetic magic be used to write on a wall? Well there are too many ways to list, but here are a few options. CrIm and MuIm are the most obvious, but also will disappear. The Perdo and Ignem options are permanent.

Both the Imaginem spells have been written up with a long duration so that they are serviceable as usable spells – as message which disappears too soon isn’t useful.

To create writing upon a surface,

Scrawlings Upon Every Surface

Creo Imaginem 20, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Part

Allows the caster to draw letters and script onto any surface which remains for the duration.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +3 Moon, +1 Part, +1 legible script)

Or change the surface image to reflect a written message,

Scrawlings Upon Uncertain Pathways

Muto Imaginem 20, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Part

Allows the caster to alter the surface of another object to draw letters and script which remains for the duration.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +3 Moon, +1 Part, +1 legible script)

Alternatively to burn a marking into the surface of some material,

Scrawling with a Burning Quill

Creo Ignem / Rego 15, R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Individual

Spell causes the casters index fingertips to emit a pinpoint heat so intense that it can be used to burn writing into objects touched. The heat is that of a smith’s forge, equivalent to a burning hot

Writing in this manner is inelegant but permanent. The Rego requisite protects the caster from the heat.

(Base 4, +1 Touch, +1 Concentration, +1 Rego effect)

Then for stone surfaces,

Scrawlings Upon the Cell Wall

Perdo Terram 15, R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Part

This spell allows the caster to scribe by touch into any substance, typically stone or metals, by writing with their fingertip. Requisites are required for non-terram materials.

(Base 3, +1 Touch, +1 Concentration, +1 Part, +2 effect stone and metals)

I’ve excluded using Rego to pick something up and scrawl with it because it’s covered by a simple Rego Terram effects, and probably needs a cast time requisite to the form of the material chosen. It’s the second most obvious method.

All the new spells for Ars Magica can be found here.

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