The intent of this spell is to allow manipulation of a large group of animals as a herd of cows or a school of fish will often exceed a normal group of 10. It is a useful spell for calming raging beasts or monsters if the effect can penetrate their magical resistance.
The Gentle School
Rego Animal 30, R: Voice, D: Concentration, T: Group
Targeted animals are rendered placid and docile even during unusual or violent circumstances. Up to 10 size +4 animals may be affected by each casting; potentially allowing for a great many smaller animals to be affected.
(Base 4, 2 Voice, +1 Conc, +2 Group, +1 beast size to +4)
Based upon The Gentle Herd, from Covenants page 51.
Shepherd’s Crook (Enchanted device – ReAn 40)
This crook is a simple twisted wooden staff with a knobbly protruding head. It has been enchanted as a lesser device with the spell The Gentle School (ReAn30, above), and further altered as to Maintains Concentration, and allow a few uses per day.
This is be set as an overall 10 increase in level; as +5 to maintain concentration, +2 for five uses per day, and +3 to allow a penetration score of 6 which should affect many simple magical creatures.
If purchased at build time for a covenant it has a purchase price as a spell lab text of 7 BPs. This and over 470 other new spells for Ars Magica can be found here.