New spells to Prevent Rain

Here are some inconsequential weather related spells for Ars Magica. Often small or innocuous spells will have additional subtle applications or ways to bend them circumstantially, however I enjoyed writing these are they are what they say they are. A weather wizard might have one or two of these in their grimoire.

Perhaps these were invented by a powerful and particular Auram specialist who disliked the whinging and procession of excuses the grogs used during rainstorms and showers at his home in the highlands. These spells gave temporary relief to the covenfolk, and would make simple useful enchanted items.

Strike Dry the Rainclouds

Perdo Auram 30, R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Group

This spell stops rain from a set of clouds within sight. The clouds move and intermix in the sky as normal after the spell is cast.

(Base 5, +2 Group, +3 Sight)

It has the specific advantage of not warping the recipients when used to ensure covenant chores are unhindered.

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A few Ars Magica cantations

The Apprentices source book introduces a type of spell specifically for beginning wizards known as Cantations. These are low level spell effects. A few occurred to me while I considered effects useful in daily life.

Discover the Peace of Thunder, Wind, and Rain

Creo Imagonem 4, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates the sound of thunder, wind, and rain at the location touched, equivalent volume to a speaking person.

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

Discover the Melody of the Absent Minstrel

Creo Imagonem 5, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates the sound of music, equivalent volume to a speaking person. The style and instruments are chosen when cast, and quality is dependent on a finesse check.

(Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +1 clear music)

And a simple prank which I could see an apprentice using.

Discover the Disquiet of the Obtrusive Tone

Creo Imagonem 4, R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Individual

This spell creates a simple sound infrequently over the spell’s duration. The caster determines the sound to be created (dripping water, chirp of a bird, a cat’s meow, a cough) and the interval between the occurrences when the spell is cast. In typical use a drip of water sounds every diameter for the spell’s duration.

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

Further unsurprisingly many useful effects are already in the core rules. This effect is a re-work of Calm the Motion of the Heart (Ars p150) to only affect the caster.

Calm the Motion of My Heart

Perdo Mentem 5, R: Personal, D: Mom, T: Individual

Removes one emotion from the caster until it reoccurs again naturally.

(Base 5)

It seems the type of effect that could be cheaply added to an item to allow somebody to artificially deal with an anger problem, or many other issues which arise from misplaced or forlorn passion.

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