Previously wrote a transformation spell called “Transformation of the Vicious Beast to the Floundering Fish” to make a beast into a fish, as an attack to quickly kill a beast or allow it to swim, and I was thinking of casting against normal animals and moderately powerful magical beasts. However one of my Magi in a play-by-post game is fighting a magical beast and doesn’t want to outright kill it. Here is an alterative which is designed to be lower level, and also shorter duration – more as an intimidation tool.
Transformation of the Vicious Beast to the Humble Hare
Muto Animal 20, R: Touch, D: Diameter, T: Individual
The targeted animal up to size +3 is turned into a rabbit. A rabbit pelt may be held by the target and dropped to end the spell prematurely.
(Base 5, +1 Touch, +1 Diameter, +1 additional size in target)
This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.