Spells to Resist Scrying, 30 Days of Magic

I think it is interesting to consider anti-scrying spells in Ars Magica. While there is not specific guideline, we do have examples from rulebooks that perform very similar tasks. The closest example is spells to prohibit teleportation spells (Impede the Impertinent Interloper (PeVi Gen), from Transforming Mythic Europe, p.109); see also a discussion on fooling Intellego magic on the Ars Magica forums, and a spell for an item written as part of a magical defence system (also a PeVi Gen spell).

The spells below are variants to prohibit scying – each of which use the Perdo Vim guideline for manupulating a specific type of magic, as “scrying spells”.

It’s worth pointing out that “Perdo Vim fields” are disliked by some gamers in the Ars broader community. Specifically the Target: Personal spells below are probably borderline – I understand and respect the view however it seems a very plausible use of magic.

Blind the Unwanted Gaze

Perdo Vim Gen, R: Personal, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell cancels a scrying spells which is active upon the caster. This spell can only cancel spells of a level less than the (level of this spell + 20
+ stress die (no botch)).

(Base Gen)

Impede the Prying Upon Me

Perdo Vim Gen, R: Personal, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell prohibits scrying spells from detecting the caster. This spell can only protect against spells of a level less than the (level of this spell + 10
+ stress die (no botch)).

(Base Gen, +2 Sun)

Impede the Prying Upon Us Encircled

Perdo Vim Gen, R: Touch, D: Ring, T: Circle

This spell prohibits scrying spells from detecting the target. This spell can only protect against spells of a level less than the (level of this spell + 5
+ stress die (no botch)).

(Base Gen, +1 Touch, +2 Ring, +0 Circle)

Impede the Prying Upon Thee

Perdo Vim Gen, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual

This spell prohibits scrying spells from detecting the target. This spell can only protect against spells of a level less than the (level of this spell + stress die (no botch)).

(Base Gen, +1 Touch, +3 Moon)

Impede the Prying Eyes

Perdo Vim Gen, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Room

This spell prohibits scrying spells from peering inside the targeted room.

This spell can only cancel spells of a level less than the (level of this spell – 5
+ stress die (no botch)).

(Base Gen, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 Room)

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