When I first thought about this spell I was considering the part in the movie Frozen when Anna is turned to ice, and then considered making it a killing spell – which would be fair given a base level of 25 is very close to the Perdo Corpus instant death of base 30. Instead, an opponent frozen for two minutes is likely to be at the mercy of the caster till they magically unthaw.
Viewing a person’s potential likeness from an Arcane Connection is canonical (The Whole From the Part, InCo2, HoH:TL p72), so viewing a bodies likeness at a different age is likewise possible.
View the Juggernaut’s Trail
Intellego Corpus 15, R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Individual
Touching a person or corpse, you see a rapid sequence of images showing how they might look in each year of their life and their potential appearance as they continue to age. As the spell cannot view the past or future it will instead extrapolate from the target’s current body.
Another lost spell and I’m a little pleased that this is also a necromantic spell. There are canonical examples of spells which prohibit teleportation and scrying activity (Transforming Mythic Europe, p108), so prohibiting a specific type of hermetic effect seems very legitimate.
Base General – Dispel effects of a specific type with a level less than the (level +4 magnitudes) of the Vim spell + stress die (no botch).
The Dead that Will Not Rest
Perdo Vim 20 (Gen), R: Touch, D: Moon, T: Individual
Causes a corpse to become immune to destruction spells unless they exceed the level of this spell + stress dice (no botch). Designed to resist the Dust to Dust (PeCo15) spell.
Reading through some of the linked sites from Project Redcap reminded me of a spell from a few Ars editions ago – the Exchange Between Prison Bars (was it in the 3e Grimoire?). This spell switched the images of two people. From 3rd edition days the targets were a lot more fluid and debatable. In 5th edition the spells tend to have a single target or “pay” for a group target, although it is certainly possible to have non-standard targets too.
Here is a variant for 5th edition Ars Magica.
Exchange Between Bars
Muto Imaginem 25, R: Voice, D: Sun, T: Special
All four sensations of the person targeted and the caster are switched.
(Base 4, +2 Voice, +2 Sun, +1 additional special target)
Nice, but a Rego spell is really doing the switch properly, although it’s probably superfluous to actually switch positions. Maybe handy in some combat circumstances or to capture an enemy.
Teleport Between Bars
Rego Corpus 20, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Special
The target and the caster exchange placed via teleportation as long as they are within 50 paces of each other. Requisites may be required
Continuing the series of converting old spells… In Christs Footsteps (ReCo5) was introduced to 5th edition in Guardians of the Forest (P96), however that does not assist with companions and familiars, and is dangerous when the caster gets distracted or in a crisis.
Footsteps Across the Sweeping River
Rego Corpus 15, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual
Allows the targeted person to move across any surface that otherwise could not support them for the duration. Invented for travel in regions where the ground is unstable or where many rivers and lakes would impede a direct route.
(Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun)
Hoofbeats Across the Turbulent Sea
Rego Animal 15, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual
Allows the targeted animal to move across any surface that otherwise could not support them for the duration. Invented for travel in regions where the ground is unstable or where many rivers and lakes would impede a direct route.