Two simple items for covenant defence

Two small charms, invested as lesser enchanted devices for a play-by-post Ars magica forum game. Both small items will be created using a bulb of iron with a small amount of mercury locked away inside it. Marking on each item will help the holder know which bulb has which power.

Each item is an iron bulb sized as a flat skipping pebble, with a small hole in one end. The hole is intended to allow the bulb to be worn as an ornament on a string of leather, or tied to a belt. Sealed inside each bulb is a heart of mercury. The inventing magus intended the commander to wear the bulbs on a belt so they are readily accessible, but unobtrusive.

The power of each bulb is activated simply by touching the target with one hand and rubbing a finger or thumb across the bulb with the other hand, and each device is crafted with multiple uses per day so that the user can cast the spells on all members of the watch or a unit of soldiers.

Gaze of the Perceptive Watchman – the effect grants the target sharp night-vision of a cat, able to see in all but total darkness.

  • Gaze of the Perceptive Watchman – As per Eyes of the Cat (Ars p.131) (MuCo/An 10), (Base 2, +1 Touch, +2 Sun), with +5 for 24 uses per day.

Strength of the Resilient Gambeson – the effect grants the target a +3 soak bonus.

  • Strength of the Resilient Gambeson – As per Doublet of Impenetrable Silk (Ars p.118) (MuAn 20), (Base 4, +1 Touch, +2 Sun), with +5 for 24 uses per day.

Then some guff-guff stats for the Magus’ stats for crafting…

  • Stats = Int 3 + MT 9 + Aura 6 + Mu 21 + An/Co +11, InventiveG +3, Lab-Muto +1, Lab-Items +1, General Quality +1, Similar spells +1 = LT of 57.
  • However to invest both items in a season the Magus needs a Lab Total 60 … (10+20)*2 = 60.
  • The crafting magus also knows the Eyes of the Cat spell, so grants a +1 LT for one spell, and also knows the Doublet of Impenetrable Silk spell for a +3 LT. Takig the minimum bonus of both is another +1.
  • Crafted with a iron bulb inset with mercury +5 bonus, which applies to both items.

Profound Magnification of the Beasts, 30 Days of Magic

Another transformation spell, this time designed to give a significant change to the caster but reducing the utility from the higher level variation. This is to allow better Penetration for the caster fighting in the enhanced form against supernatural creatures and other Magi. In a pbp forum game Magus Fray of Bonisagus first transforms into a lion, then becomes a fearsome in size.

Profound Magnification of the Beasts

Muto Animal 20. R: Personal, D: Diameter, T: Individual

The caster’s animal form increases in size by up to 7 size ranks, and can target base creatures of up to size 4.

(Base 4 for increasing a creatures size by 1x size rank, +1 Diameter, +1 mag to affect creatures of up to size 4, +2 for an additional 6 size ranks)

Ps. This is absolutely another spell very similar to a barrage of other Animal and Corpus spells I’ve written over the years, so it’s cheeky to include it as “new” for the 30 Days of Magic series, but phooey sir or madam! It’s hard to ponder new spells these days. To make up for this gross misconduct I’ve added a few other spells today to make up for this one based on coal and salt. This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.