Ice Spells (part twelve) More strange ice spells

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

Reduction of Ice to a Movable Block

Muto Aquam 25, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

Targeted ice is shrunk down in volume by 512 times (each dimension reduced to one eighth its size), up to 560 cubic feet of ice is reduced to around 1 cubic foot in size.

(Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 increased reduction)

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Ice Spells (part eleven) More strange ice spells

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day. Here are more spells which a Magus might need when they travel in icy climates.

A False and Frozen Coin

Muto Aquam / Terram 25, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual

A bundle of ice is transmuted into a handful of silver slivers and ingots which are useful for trade and barter. The caster may opt to make a finesse roll of 9+ to mimic more truly the detail of a real coin’s shape and engravings.

(Base 4, +1 Touch, +3 Moon, +1 complexity in shape)

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Ice Spells (part ten) More strange ice spells

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day. Here is a spell which a Magus might need when they travel in icy climates; which extends on previous parts.

Sense the Feet that Tread the Ice

Intellego Aquam 30, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

You touch an expanse of snow and ice and feel what is moving within a mile of where you stand.  You can discern the same useful information as Sense the Feet which Treat the Earth (InTe30, Ars p154).

(Base 4, +1 Touch, +1 Concentration, +1 part, +3 size)

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Ice Spells (part nine) Ice as a toxin

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

Sliver of Horrible Ice

Muto Aquam 30, R: Touch, D: Diameter, T: Individual

Transmutes the ice touched into a toxin capable of inflicting a fatal wound when consumed, unless the imbiber succeeds 9+ Stamina check.

(Base 10, +1 Touch, +1 Diameter, +2 to increase the Stamina check)

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Ice Spells (part eight) More strange properties

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

Ice which Escapes to the Heavens

Muto Aquam / Auram 30, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Part

The transformed ice floats unnaturally in the air, being made far lighter than air so it rises quickly higher and higher.  With enough mass a segment of ice can be used to lift other objects into the air. Each 1500 cubic feet of ice can lift 100 pounds of weight.

(Base 10 for a very unnatural effect, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 Part)

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Ice Spells (part seven) Some strange properties

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

For these ice spells I was seeking effects which were highly supernatural, which makes them less likely to be frequently used but interesting for a specialist as they may find interesting ways of solving problems. These style of spells can be suggestions for other magical foci too.

Ice which Anchors the Mountains

Muto Aquam / Terram 25, R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Part

The transformed ice becomes stronger and incredibly heavy, losing all its buoyancy and becoming very difficult to move. The ice is made even heavier than a noble metal; making it practically immovable in moderate quantities.

(Base 10 for a very unnatural effect, +1 Touch, +1 Conc, +1 Part)

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Lost Spells (part 9) Acids and Fire Water

Some spells based upon various supernatural liquid substances, and it appears acids especially have become slightly harder to create from older editions…

This first spell for conjuring a corrosive acid could be created upon the target without the Rego requisite, which technically makes it an easier spell to cast. In prior editions, there must have been some complexity for targeting and also for different material types, however in 5th edition it is far simpler to accept that the acid itself is resisted, so therefore the Rego component will hit automatically, or the acid may be created upon the target directly.

Globe of Corroding Waters

Creo Aquam / Rego 30, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

Creates a globe of acid which is flung at the target inflicting 20 damage, and will corrode items and people alike.

(Base 20, +2 Voice)

This spell is cosmetically different, but essentially a very similar effect using concentration to constantly supply fresh acid.

Dragon’s Bile

Creo Aquam 35, R: Voice, D: Concentration, T: Individual

Creates a spray of acid that arcs out from the caster’s hand, covering the target. The spray is 1/2 foot across at the peak (the caster’s hand) and 2 paces across at the base 5 paces away. Damage from the acid is +20, and the acid damages everything it hits.

(Base 20, +2 Voice, +1 Concentration)

The last spell I changed from Sight/Conc to be Touch/Moon as I think it better suits how such a substance will be used. It might be a siege defense tool or a horrible bath. It becomes an unnatural fluid inflicting damage at the level, as per the Spell Guidelines.

Fire of the Deep

Muto Aquam / Ignem 20, R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual

This spell transforms about a barrel’s worth of water into a non-viscous fluid that burns and destroys like fire, inflicting +4 damage. It is not burning oil, as other spells produce, but a substance which itself is, in many respects, fire. It is more intense than ordinary fire, but similar in its effects – paper is burnt to ash, wood charred and eventually consumed, stone merely blackened and heated. Unlike ordinary fire, however, this does not spread (though it may light other fires), nor can it be doused by mundane means, so long as the spell is maintained.

(Base 4 for a highly unnatural substance, +1 Touch, +3 Moon)

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