This artwork is outstanding, yep, it’s not Ars Magica centric or in the correct period, or even remotely logical, but when I saw it I thought it might make a great spell. I’m not afraid of this effect being very high level, and very impractical. Then I got to thinking that the base to create an animal is CrAn10 or 15 while transforming earth into an animal is only MuTe/An5; and turning an animal into earth is MuAn15.
Something to help with chores around the covenants and castles…
Invoke the Docile Mule
Muto Terram / Animal 25, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Part
The targeted earth is transformed into a docile mule, which is unaffected by the gift.
(Base 5 to change earth into an animal, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 Part)
Something to cast after a Pit of Gaping Earth has swallowed a foe…
Invoke the Knot of Venomous Serpents
Muto Terram / Animal 35, R: Voice, D: Sun, T: Group
The targeted earth within range is transformed into hundreds of venomous snakes.
(Base 5 to change earth into an animal, +2 Voice, +2 Sun, +2 Group)
Something to terrify a defending force, watch them flee when their own buildings rise to murder them…
Invoke the Colossal Guardian
Muto Terram / Animal Herbam 50, R: Voice, D: Sun, T: Structure
The structure is reconfigured and transformed into a ferocious ape-like beast, sized to match the overall mass of the targeted structure.The structure will attack anyone present, remaining hostile for the duration. The contents and inhabitants of the structure are likely wrecked by the transformation. If the caster is present inside the building they are held safe within, although all others are not. At the end of the spell the structure will attempt to return to it’s normal form, again without consideration to the inhabitants or content.
(Base 5 to change earth into an animal, +2 complexity in components, +2 Voice, +2 Sun, +3 Structure, +0 Herbam req)
These spells are part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.