spells Investigating Auras, 30 Days of Magic

Writing these spells out longform as I keep needing them in games and have been wanting to add these to the spell library for a long time. For the purposes of the 30 Days of magic its a bit of a cheat.

The core rules has a spell to identify if the caster is within a Magical aura (called Sense of Magical Power (InVi2) Ars p.157) and spells to help determine the strength of a Divine aura (called Sense the Weight of the Divine Power (InVi3) MoH p.102) then a magus then needs more.

Sense of Divine Power

Intellego Vim 2, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows if they are within a Divine aura.

(Base 1 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

Sense of Faerie Power

Intellego Vim 2, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows if they are within a Faerie aura.

(Base 1 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

Sense of Infernal Power

Intellego Vim 2, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows if they are within a Infernal aura.

(Base 1 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

… and then…

Sense the Weight of the Faerie Power

Intellego Vim 3, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows the strength of the current Faerie aura.

(Base 2 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

Sense the Weight of the Infernal Power

Intellego Vim 3, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows the strength of the current Infernal aura.

(Base 2 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

Sense the Weight of the Magical Power

Intellego Vim 3, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Caster knows the strength of the current Magical aura.

(Base 2 for a magical aura, +1 Touch)

I think having a magus cast several spells to identify their auras isn’t overly interesting storytelling, but the InVi guidelines from Ars p.158 are clear; Garrumph.

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4 thoughts on “spells Investigating Auras, 30 Days of Magic

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  2. They’re all level 2 and 3. If you make them range personal you can get them down to levels 1 and 2 (if you don’t think that range personal “what aura is present within my body?” is appropriate you could probably do target taste and still get level 1 or 2) this means that they are a non-fatiguing spont for everyone. I think that you could create some cool character moments as your magi cycle through the realms to figure out the aura that is present.

    Alternately if you want a spell to detect all of the realms add some magnitudes for complexity. A spell to detect any of the realms would (IMO) add at most add three magnitudes, that gets us to level 5 for a range personal version. That’s still spontable.

  3. I initially wanted a spell to check all realms at once, but the InVi guidelines expressly prohibit it. As a Story Guide that might be so that we don’t see a Perdo Vim version of DEO affecting all realms. Although that would make the PeVi spell very high level, and thus harder to penetrate.

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