Bell Digest sup01.txt

Supplement #1

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	you asked for spells...				(Dave Martin)


From: (Dave Martin)

Subject: you asked for spells...

I am sorry I have not had time to furnish explanations for most of these, and
it looks like I will not have the time until after summer at the earliest, so
I'm just sending it half done.  Many of the spells are self-explanatory, but if
anybody has any questions about particular spells, feel free to mail a question
or two to me directly.

I will let the rest of the file speak for itself.


OK, you asked for it.  The following is a list of spells that I have compiled
and detailed for use in an RQIII type sorcery system that I use with my
(warped) Call of Cthulhu campaign.

Notes : Whenever a spell lists a type of thing in parentheses, it is listing a
type of spell.  Each spell which deals with individuals of the type (ie : sound
for (Sensation)), is an individual spell.  Thus Amplify Sound is a seperate
spell from Amplify Sight, and must be learned seperately.

Enchentment spells of any type will take a long time to cast.  They are by no
means combat spells, though you may allow "quick" casting of some of them at
penalty.  In addition, enchantments usually require the expenditure of permanent
attributes.  In RQIII this comes from POW, but in other systems you could say
this came from mana pts/spell pts or something else, but whatever attribute it
comes from should be recoverable in some way, be it through training, level, or

The Summon (Species) spell should probably be used to summon enchanted beings
like demons and elementals, not just animals or "ordinary" monsters (whatever
they may be in your campaign).  The Call spell should be used for the more
ordianry beasties.

Absorb Damage : For duration, damage done is turned into healing and/or
   "magic points", or the equivalent.
Absorb Magic : As above, but absorbs spells and magic cast at target,
   even if the magic is beneficial to the target.
Acid : Shoots an acid spray at the target.  More useful for
   damaging equipment than people.
Add (Sense) : Gives the target a new type of sense for the duration of the
   spell.  Can also enhance existing senses in special ways, but can't just
   increase range or clarity. Note that all senses given have some area/range,
   and only specify direction (not exact location) unless otherwise specified.
   Darksense : Best described as very precise radar.  Target emits special waves
      and determines what they bounce off of.  Gives accurate location near
      target, but only direction and silhouettes past about 20 ft..
   Eyes Behind : Target can see in a 360 degree arc around him/her.
   Heat Sense : Not infravision, but a precise heat sense accurate to within
      1/10 degree F.  Can distinguish easily between living and non-living
      things, and even between different species and the thickness of peoples
      clothes.  Note that insulation of any kind will still hamper the sense.
   Motion Sense : Target knows what is moving near him/her and how fast.  Very
      accurate while things move, but "blind" to anything that stays still.
      Fast objects come out clearer than slow ones.  Gives accurate location.
   Dark Vision : Target can see as well in complete darkness as in normal
   Sense : A general sense spell that allows the caster to specify what is to
      be sensed at the time of casting.  Gives less specific results than other
      sense spells due to it's more general nature.
   Sense (Alignment) : Target can sense any things of the specified alignment
      within range, and will have some idea about the strength of the alignment,
      from mild sympathy with the alignment to absolute embodiment of it.
      Some examples :
      Sense Chaos
      Sense Evil
      Sense Good
      Sense Law
   Sense Alignment : Target senses the alignment (if any) of all things within
      range and gets a general idea about the strength of the alignment, weak,
      moderate, or strong.
   Sense (Emotion) : Target senses the emotion anywhere in range and the object
      and strength of the emotion.  Some examples :
      Sense Anger
      Sense Envy
      Sense Fear
      Sense Hate
   Sense Emotion : Basically an empathy spell.  Target senses all emotions
      within range and the relative strengths of the emotions, weak, moderate,
      or strong.  Does NOT sense the object of the emotions.
   Sense (Species) : Target senses any beings of the species within range and
      the strength of their lineage within the species.  Target could thus tell
      if the being was a half-elf as opposed to an elf.  Eighth bloods or less
      will all be sensed only as having some distant lineage.  Some examples :
      Sense Animals
      Sense Demons
      Sense Enemies
      Sense Ogres
      Sense Plants
      Sense Spirits
      Sense Undead
   Sense Species : Target senses all beings within range and their broad
      species such as 'Elf', not 'Sylvan Elf' or 'High Elf'.
   Sense (Substance) : Target senses all things of the substance type within
      range and the realtive percent of the substance in the thing and the
      form of the substance.  Thus sensing carbon would give info on coal,
      diamonds, plants, and humans, and differentiate between the types, as
      well as the purity of the coal. Some examples :
      Sense Fire : Fairly obvious.  Gives some idea of strength : weak,
         moderate, strong, very strong, inferno.
      Sense Gems : Fairly obvious, but doesn't tell what kind of gem other
         than it's basic composition, color, worth, etc. depending upon mindset
         of caster.  Spells with more specific gem types specified will give
         better information about the quality and location of the gem(s).
      Sense Gold : Will give info on the relative purity and quantity of the
         gold, and whether it has been worked or is raw.
      Sense Poison : Target senses any substances which would cause him harm
         (based on chemical properties) to ingest, inject, or touch.  Gives
         some idea of the amount of damage that would be done : mild, moderate,
         major, fatal, overkill.
      Sense Water : Similar to sense fire but will give some indication of
         state of water (ice, liquid, gas), and purity.
   Sense Substance : Target can tell what substance things within range are
      made of to a very general degree.  What the substances are classified as
      (ie : plant vs. carbon vs. living tissue) depends on the target's view of
      the world.  In the above example, an elf might know the plant was a
      conifer, while the dwarf might just know it was carbon.
   Sense (Thing) : This can be almost anything, but remember that the more
      specific the definition of the thing is, the more specific the information
      gained will be, and vice-versa.  Some examples are given below :
      Sense Danger : Target will sense anything within range which poses an
         immediate danger to the target or poses a fairly certain or determined
         long range danger.  Some information about the nature of the danger may
         be given.  the target will thus know if there is someone within range
         who plans on harming him/her, or if there is a marauding creature
         within the area that is fiarly likely to find him/her.  The amount of
         info about the danger depends on the likelihood that the danger will
         manifest and the imminence (time till manifestation) of the danger.
      Sense Hidden : Target will sense all things in range which were
         intentionally hidden, and get a general idea of why they were hidden
         ie : trap, defense, protection from thieving, etc..
      Sense Life : Target will sense all living things within range and what
         their life is based on be it carbon, water, silicon, etc..
      Sense Magic : The target will sense when any spells are cast, if anything
         within range is magic, and if the magic of anything within range is
         active, but will not know anything about the nature of the magic.
      Sense Traps : Very much like sens hidden but only things which were
         intended as traps (ie : set for the purposes of trapping, not just
         dangerous to the unwary) are sensed, and a better idea of the damage
         the trap will do and/or why it was set will be gained.
   Sonar : Basically self explanatory.  Similar to darksense, but subject to
      sound alterations, and target makes an audible high-pitched noise.  Sonar
      works very well under water, where darksense does not work at all.
Age : Ages the target, but NOT a great deal.  NOT a combat
Alter Limb : Allows caster to alter a random limb of the target
   like shaping clay.
Amplify (Sensation) : Amplification of sound produces loud noises, visual
   makes things bright or very vivid, etc..
Analyzation : A generalized Analyze spell, the caster may choose any
   particular thing to be analyzed at the time of casting, but analyzation will
   be less specific than it would with an Analyze spell specific to the thing.
Analyze (Alignment) : Obviously only useful where the term Alignment has meaning
   Gives full information about the alignment of the target, any alignment
   specific abilities of the target, and whatever else GM feels is alignment
Analyze (Species) : Gives full information about how a particular being relates
   to others of his/her species, possibly including social relations.
Analyze (Substance) : Gives full information about the (relative) strength,
   shape, origin, etc. of any one particular thing of the appropriate substance.
Analyze (Thing) : Gives full information about any one type of thing and how the
   particular relates to the type being analyzed.
Anger : Causes anger in the target, with high skill, caster can choose target of
   the anger.
Animate (Substance) : Self Explanatory.
Animate Dead Enchantment : Caster animates a corpse.  Chance of success and
   power of resulting undead depend on freshness of corpse.
Antipathy/Sympathy Enchantment : Cause an object or place to give bad or good
   "vibes" to certain types of beings, influencing their reactions toward the
   object/place.  Type of person or being specified at time of casting.
Apport : Caster teleports an object from one place to another.
Apprentice Bonding Enchantment : In my game, a teacher must bond his student
   with this ritual before he can effectrively communicate what is needed to
   perform magic.
Autonomy : Cast on or with another spell, will allow the other spell to
   continue functioning without concentration.  Cast on a spell matrix (see
   below) allows the spell matrix to operate constantly without the user of the
   item expending any power.
Avoidance : Target of this spell must resisit the spells power with his/her
   strength to approach the point specified by the caster.  Movement around the
   point or to the side suffers no penalty.
Avert : As Avoidance, but target must move AWAY from the point constantly unless
   a resistance roll is made.
Awaken : Wakes any one target up, nomatter what.  Does not reduce the target's
   need for sleep, but brings the target FULLY awake.
Bestow Reason : The caster sacrifices some of his own sanity to make the target
   somewhat sane.  (In CoC this is a direct transfer of SAN).
Bind (Species) : Caster binds a particular of the species into an appropriate
   binding device or sigil.
Binding : Reduces the targets movement speed, but not combat or other speed.
Blast : Generic damage spell, pure energy, must get through armor.
(Element) Blast : Similar to blast, but based on some element (In my game the
   elements are : Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Light, and sometimes Flesh and
   Plant.  Darkness is a color of light and Electricity is a form of fire.)
Bless : Increases the luck of the target, modifying all rolls which DIRECTLY
   involve luck.  You may wish to have it affect all random occurrences (thus
   all rolls), but by very little.
Blink : Teleportation to a place a specified distance away, that need not be
   seen.  Very short range.  Placement is exact, so it is very dangerous unless
   bounce (see below) is also used.
Block : Instantaneous to cast, the caster may block one blow completely with
   his/her arm, taking no damage to the arm.  Should be very expensive magic,
   and it's use must be specified before the attack is determined to hit or not.
Note on Block Spells : All Block (Type) spells are defensive spells which set up
   a "buffer" of points which any things of the appropriate type must do their
   damage or other effects to.  The points in the "buffer" are one-use, so
   many attacks will eventually use up the points in the buffer and get through.
   The buffer absorbs ALL appropriate things, whether beneficial or harmful to
   the thing protected by the block.
Block (Alignment) : Blocks any effects (magic, damage, etc.) from things and/or
   beings of the alignment.
Block (Species) : As Block Alignment, but blocks beings of a particular species.
Block Damage : Blocks all physical damage.
Block Spells : Blocks all magic which does not cause physical effects.
Block Spirits : Blocks spirit attacks.  (Probably only useful in a RQIII type
   environment, and is really just a specific Block (Species) spell.)
Blur : Blurs the targets outline, making the target difficult to hit, especially
   with ranged attacks.
Borrow (Category) Skill : The category refers to typoe of skill, be it stealth,
   combat, communication, etc..  The categories are up to you, but if you want
   to know how I break it down (Which is based on my revision of the RQIII
   system), send me a line of inquiry.
Borrow (Characteristic)
Bounce : Anything with this spell in effect that teleports into an object will
   "bounce" back to their starting point with no ill effects other than the
   magic wasted in the teleportation.
Call (Species) : Summon a particular of the species within range.  Target will
   move at average speed till it arrives at point where casting took place.
Call (Weather) : Will cause a specific weather effect to form, taking time to
   form equal to minimum "natural" time for that specific weather, and lasting
   as long as the "natural" thing.
Calm : Calms the target, basically reducing all emotions to nothing.  The target
   will not feel either good or bad emotions.
Contact (Diety) : Puts the caster in contact with the diety, or more likely one
   of the diety's servants.  Only the most basic communication is possible, the
   spell being mainly to draw the diety's attention to the caster's situation.
Cast Back : Sends spells cast on the target back at whoever cast the spell.
Chameleon : Target takes on the color of the terrain/background closest to him/
   her, or the most visible one if two backgrounds are equally close.  Target
   can not turn this off, it must run full duration.
Cloaking : Makes the target hard to notice.  The target is in plain sight, but
   people who do not resist the spell will not notice that the target is there,
   unless they come into PHYSICAL contact with the target, even if someone else
   points the target out visually.  They can still sense the target in all ways,
   but they will ignore every aspect of the target except for touch.
Clone (Species) Enchantment : Makes a clone of the target.  Accuracy of dup-
   lication depends on skill of caster, and accuracy reflects on both the clones
   physical and mental characteristics, including memories.
Communicate : This spell has two targets, both of whom may communicate perfectly
   for the duration of the spell.  Any ideas understood by one may be communi-
   cated to the other with no chance of failure unless the idea is beyond the
   receivers ability to comprehend.
Consume : Turns a random limb of the target to gray sludge if the power in the
   spell exceeds the limbs hits.  (If you don't use hit locations, you can
   match the spell vs. the target's total hits or CON/Health/etc.).
Consume Mind : Caster steals memories from the target permanently, but what
   memories are taken is random.  Target must be alive and unmoving.
Consume Text : Caster absorbs the information contained in any writing,
   destroying the text.  If caster cannot read the language of the text, he/she
   memorizes the text, but cannot understand it.
Control (Weather) : Allows caster to manipulate the weather for the duration.
   Weather effects caused will take time to manifest equal to minimum time for
   the "natural" equivalent.
Control Dream : Caster may control the target's dream completely.  Target must
   be asleep, and need not know the spell is taking place.  Death in dreams
   should be traumatic, but not fatal.  You might just want a CON/Health roll
   to see if the target has a heart attack.
Copy Spell : The caster duplicates the effects of the last spell cast within
   the range/area if the power of the spell to be copied is equal to or less
   than the power put in the copy spell.  If the power in the copy spell are not
   sufficient, nothing happens.
Corrupt : Corrupts the target, making them more evil and/or insane.
Counter (Alignment) : As Neutralize Magic (see below), but works twice as well
   vs. spells of the specified alignment, regular vs. neutral spells, and at
   half effectiveness vs. spells of the opposite alignment.
   Note : This only works if you classify spells themselves into alignments,
   designating some spells as Black Magic and some as White, or something
Create (Characteristic) Enchantment : Target gains points of the characteristic
Create (Emotion) : Target will feel the emotion fully, whether the target was
   feeling that emotion before or not.  If this causes conflicting or
   contradictory emotions, the conflicting emotions will cancel each other out
   in strength, and the result will be either no emotion or a weak emotion of
   whichever of the two was strongest.
Create (Familiar) (Characteristic) Enchantment : You really need to understand
   RQIII to understand this.  Basically when you create a familiar you must
   give the familiar any characteristics it does not already possess, or which
   is "fixed".  In RQIII animals this is usually Charisma (don't have it) and
   INT (which is fixed).  The points for this come directly from the casters
   stats, permanently.
Create (Object) : Caster creates one (or several if that is how the spell is
   defined) of the object out of thin air.
Create (Sense) : Adds a new sense to the target permanently.  Only works if
   target does not have the sense beforehand -- will not improve a sense that
   already exists.
Create (Species) (Ability) : Similar to Create (Species) (Characteristic) but
   creates a certain power of special ability that the creature will not have
   by way of it's basic shape and attributes.  This is only for special things
   that are not necessary for the survival/existance of the creature.  Some
   examples include a musk gland (skunk), poison, exceptional senses, etc..
Create (Species) : Once a creatures characteristics have been created, this
   spell must be cast to bring the creature to life.
Create (Species) (Characteristic) Enchantment : As Create Familiar
   (Characteristic), but when cast creates the attribute for a creature that
   does not yet exist, and the spell is powered by huge temporary expenditures
   (usually stored up over months) rather than permanent stats from the caster.
Create (Substance) : Creates a volume of the substance, in it's natural form :
   Earth and rocks will be in a lump, water will be liquid, etc..  This only
   creates the substance - to mold/control it you need Form/Set (Substance).
Create (Weather) : Calls up the weather effect from nowhere, without dealing
   with the current weather conditions.  Usually creates some havoc with the
   pre-existing conditions, while mixing in with them.  conflicting or contra-
   dictory conditions will cancel each other out (Similar to Create (Emotion)),
   leaving the stronger of the two in a much weaker state.
Create Head Enchantment : Extremely evil.  Enchants the head of a being so that
   the caster may draw upon the heads knowledge and power as if the caster knew
   the heads spells and memories and had the heads spell casting abilities. This
   spell is very powerful and evil, and the only reason practitioners of this
   spell are not common is that they are very easy to spot and very quickly make
Curse : The opposite of Bless, reduces the target's luck.  (See Bless).
Damage Boosting : Increases the damage done with the target weapon.
Damage Reduction : Reduces damage done to the target to a fraction of that
   rolled, though some always gets through (unless the fraction = 100%).
Darkness : Fairly obvious.
Darkwall : Creates a wall of darkness through which nothing can be seen. Non-
De-Evolve (Species) : Sets the species backwards on the evolutionary tract by
   many (50-500) generations.  Note that this produces very little change, even
   though the number of generations is high.
Deflect : Deflects physical blows away from target.  Chance of deflection is
   inversely related to damage done.
Decrease Temperature : Fairly obvious.
Demoralize : Demoralizes the target, reducing the target's chance of doing just
   about anything, and making the target more likely to surrender or run.
Desecrate Enchantment : Desecrates a sacred or holy place or object.  Which
   alignment it works against may be a factor, in which case either the spell
   must be learned for a specific alignment, or works against all alignments but
   yours.  May also be specified to work against particular gods or groups of
   gods instead of alignments.
Destroy (Category) Skill : Permanently reduces one of the targets skills in the
   specified area, skill chosen by caster or at random.
Destroy (Characteristic) : Permanently reduces the target's characteristic.
Destroy (Emotion) : The only destroy spell that is not permanent, though a
   permanent version would be interesting (and powerful).  Simply causes the
   target to completely cease to have the specified emotion.
Destroy Emotion : As Calm, but where Calm reduces the target's emotions, Destroy
   Emotion reduces them all to nothing.  As Destroy (Emotion), the results are
   not permanent.
Destroy (Object) : Destroys an object of the appropriate type permanently.
   Since this spell is so specific it is more powerful in it's effects and there
   should be greatly a reduced chance to resist the spell.
Destroy (Sense) : Permanently reduces the target's sense.
Destroy (Substance) : Permanently destroys a volume of the target substance.
Destroy Memory : Permanently destroys a portion of the target's memory, chosen
   at random or at GM's choice.

Notes on Destroy spells : these spells do not destroy things completely, they
only reduce things, but the effects are permanent (at least until a create
or restore spell is cast to counter the effects).

Detection : A general detect spell which allows caster to specify what is being
   detected at time of casting.  As with all detect spells, it gives only the
   direction of the thing, not the location, and gives only a general idea of
   the thing, not an analyzation of it.
Detect (Alignment)
Detect (Emotion)
Detect (Species)
Detect (Substance)
Detect (Thing)
   Detect Detection
   Detect Lie
   Detect Weather
Diminish (Category) Skill : Reduces a skill in the category for the duration of
   the spell.
Diminish (Characteristic) : Reduces the characteristic for duration.
Diminish (Sensation) : Reduces the sensation a particular thing gives off for
   duration.  Thus an onion could be made to smell less strongly, a sword to
   be felt less (less pain but same damage), etc..
Diminish (Sense) : Reduces the sense for duration.
Diminish (Weather) : Reduces the specific weather effect within range.
Dispel (Species) : send a _summoned_ creature of the species back to where it
   was summoned from.  Does not effect Called creatures, though it might negate
   a Call spell.
Dispel (Weather) : Eliminates the specific weather effect within range instant-
   ly, but does not effect whether the effect can re-manifest.
Dispel Illusion : dispels any illusionary senses, but points in dispel must be
   equal to or greater than the points in all the senses to be dispelled com-
   bined.  May be used to dispel only one sense of an illusion if desired.
Dominate (Species) : caster may control a particular of the species for duration
Enhance (Category) Skill : Opposite of Diminish.
Enhance (Characteristic) : Opposite of Diminish.
Enhance (Sense) : Opposite of Diminish.
Enhance (Weather) : Opposite of Diminish.
Evolve (Species) : Evolves a member of the species several generations.  Exact
   effect is up to GM, but effects are usually slightly beneficial.  May cause
   development of abilities/characteristics which are beneficial in specific
   environments, but not in general.
Excorcise Enchantment : Forces a possessing being out of it's host, if points
   in Excorcise exceed possessing beings power.  Note that possessing beings
   will rarely sit still for this to happen.
Externalize : Caster may externalize effects which are harmful to his/her body,
   inflicting those effects on the nearest person, whether friend or foe.  This
   is an instinctive reaction, once learned, so skill with this spell indicates
   that the mage can prevent the effect from happening (usually so a friend
   doesn't get toasted).  This should have a low chance of working in any case,
   but during a prolonged negative effect, it should be checked against several
False (Sense) : Causes the target (only) to experience a Phantom (Sense).
False Analyzation : Makes the target resistant to Analyzations of any type,
   so that any analyzations cast on the target must resist the points in the
   False Analyzation or give misleading and/or false results.
False Location : As above, but for Locations.
False Detection : As above, but for Detections.
False Sense : As above, but for Sense spells.
Fanaticism : Makes target berserk, increasing attack abilities.  Target will
   ignore damage (up to a point) and refrain from using defensive skills.
Far(Sense) : Target may use the sense at range, basically giving Clairaudience,
   Clairivoyance, Clairgustance, etc..
(Species) Fertility : Makes the target more fertile.  Note that this will make a
   person who cannot have children barely fertile.  Duration is one month base.
Flash : Creates a brilliant flash of light, blinding all who see it.
Fly : Self-Explanatory, but points in spell indicate maximum size/weight of
   target (including what target is carrying).  Excess size/weight will make
   the target bouyant, but not able to fly.
Forget : Causes the target to forget at random some percent of recent memory
   Increase in points can increase percent of memory affected or width (how
   recent) of memory effected.  What precise memories are effected may be
   specified if percent is reduced to 1/3 normal.
Form/Set (Substance) : Allows caster to shape the particular substance with
   his mind.  For fine manipulation a skill rpoll of some sort might be
   required.  Caster can use this to move a mass of the substance if he forms
   it to have some mode of locomotion and then forms it to use the mode, but
   animation works much better.
Freeze (Substance) : Causes a liquid, gaseous, or energy-form substance to
   become solid for the duration.  Hardness of the solid depends on original
   form of substance and points in spell, ranging from liquid as hardest to
   energy as softest.  When duration ends the substance will return to the
   form it would have most naturally in the environment, not necessarily what
   it was befor the spell, so liquid glass in a furnace frozen this way would
   remain solid at the end of the spell if the temperature had been lowered or
   the glass otherwise removed from the heat.
Fumble : Causes the target to make one clumsy maneuver, be it tripping over
   his/her own feet or dropping his/her weapon, or whatever.  Exact interpre-
   tation is up to the GM, but the effect should be more detrimental with
   higher points in the spell.
Gate : Creates a teleportation gate within ones own plane to another place.
   Max distance of the transport point is logarithmically related to points
   in spell, so twice the points will take you base^2 times as far, where base
   is the base distance of the spell.  This gate is one way.
(Plane) Gate : As Gate, but the gate goes to another plane.  Distance in this
   case indicates the amount of difference between the target plane and the
   current one unless you have some sort of a distance scheme between the
   planes in your universe.
Gestalt Enchantment : Cast by several mages at once, allows them to use points
   and skills from all of them.  Thus, the points available become the total
   of all their points, and the skill used for any spell become the highest
   skill of all members in the group for that particular spell.
Glue : Covers target area with a powerful adhesive.  Strength of adhesive based
   on points in spell.
Hallucination : Gives the target hallucinations controlled by the GM.  Halluci-
   nations are not very realistic, although target will experience them fully.
   For realistic type hallucination-effect (which the target might think is real
   even after the spell ends) see Mind Trap.
Harmonize (Species) : A limited possession/control spell which causes the target
   to exactly mimic the casters every move.  Note that though the caster could
   make the target look like he was casting a spell, the caster could not
   actually cause the target to cast the spell or speak.
Haste : Makes the target speed up a great deal, both physically and mentally.
Heal : Target wound is healed a degree depending upon points in spell.  Only
   effects one wound per spell, so multiple wounds have to be treated with
   seperate applications of the spell, and huge/general wounds like burns over
   the entire body cannot be effected.
Homing Circle Enchantment : Enchants a circle that one can always teleport to
   (with no chance of failure) if it is within range of the teleport spell, and
   with no time needed for spotting or memorization.  If more than one are
   within range, the caster may choose one.
Imbed Enchantment : Imbeds the effects of a particular spell into the item so
   that rather than making the spell available to a weilder of the item, the
   spell effects the item.  Thus, imbedding invisibility into a sword would
   make the sword invisible when invoked, rather than allowing the weilder to
   turn him/herself or another target invisible.  Usually used only with
   permanent enchantments.
Immortality : Target of the spell will not age at all for the duration, though
   the target will be as vulnerable to damage by non-ageing as normal.
(Spell) Immunity : Makes the target completely immune to the specific spell for
   the duration of the Immunity spell.
Increase Temperature : Self explanatory.
Inscribe (Rune) Enchantment : Inscribes a rune and the runes effects onto a
   surface.  The rune will remain permanently, effecting the item/thing it
   is inscribed on.  For some ideas of the kinds of runes I mean, see Runequest
   III.  The GM will have to determine the exact effects of each rune on the
   individual thing they are inscribed on, and the effects may even vary among
   items that are otherwise the exact same.
Interrupt : Interrupts the target in the casting of a spell, making the target
   need to start over.  Points in Interrupt must equal or exceed points in spell
   being interrupted.
Inverse Spell : Causes the targeted spell to do the exact opposite of normal
   effect.  Points in Inverse must equal or exceed points in spell to be
   inversed, and Inverse spell must go off at the same time as the other spell
   or before, so timing is crucial.  Note that if the mage casting the spell to
   be inversed realizes what is going on before he/she casts the spell, he/she
   may opt to cancel the spell (making the FULL points in Inverse wasted if it
   has already gone off), or changing the target of the spell so as to still
   give the mage desireable (if not the exact desired) results.
Invisibility : Self explanatory - points determine maximum size/weight affected,
   and insufficient points produce no effects and are wasted.
Invoke (Rune) : As the Inscribe (Rune) enchantment, but allows caster to
   sketch the rune and invoke it for one use, or for a duration.
Jump : Increases the distance the target can jump, but not the target's jump
   or landing skills.  Lasts longer than Flight.
Kill (Species) : If the points in the Kill spell overcome ALL of the target's
   defenses, the target will be killed.  This spell forces the target to defend
   in all ways possible to avoid the effects, up to the points of the Kill spell
   . Thus, the target MUST use all the defenses he needs to resist the Kill
   spell, but you cannot use the Kill spell to make the target use up all
   defenses leaving the target helpless.  The target will have whatever points
   left he/she had in excess of the points in the Kill spell.
Know (Alignment) : Basically an Analyze (Alignment) spell, but also tells the
   caster more general things about the target's power, and exactly what
   Aligned magic spells and/or items the target knows/has.
Last Rites : Assures that the target corpse may not be raised from the dead
   as undead, though does not prevent animation (Animate Flesh) of the corpse.
Launch Spell : Causes a spell to originate from a point at a distance.  At first
   glance it seems like this spell only increases the distance, but with proper
   use it can make spells go around corners, go "through" walls, etc..
Lend (Category) Skill : As Enhance (Category) Skill, but there are two targets
   of the spell, and the secondary target of the spell recieves an increase in
   skill not to exceed the difference between the primary target's skill and the
   secondary target's skill.  Thus, before a duel between a warrior and the
   party's champion, the mage may cast this spell so that the party's other
   warrior lends the party's champion some of his skill for the fight.
Lend (Characteristic) : As Lend (Category) Skill, but a characteristic is loaned
   and the maximum loan is 1/10 the primary target's characteristic, whether or
   not the primary target has a higher characteristic than the secondary target.
Light : See Create (Substance).
Lightwall : As Darkwall, but the wall is pure (white) light, and may not be
   seen through.
Liquify (Substance) : Basically self-explanatory, but will liquify solids only.
   A more general idea of the spell might be Increase (Substance) Density and
   Decrease (Substance) Density, which would change liquid-solid/gas-liquid and
   change solid-liquid/liquid-gas respectively.
Locate (Alignment)
Locate (Emotion)
Locate (Species)
Locate (Substance)
Locate (Thing)
   Locate Weakness : Locates a weakness in the object or being which, if hit
      (must be aimed for), allows greater damage to be done.  If done on a
      being's armor, and the point is hit, the armor protection will be reduced
      or nullified.
Location : A general Location spell, the thing to be located specified by the
   caster at the time of casting.  Results should be more general (if possible)
   than Location spells that are learned with specific targets.
Longevity : As Immortality, but target will age slower than normal instead of
   not at all.  Has a longer duration than Immortality.
Longstrike (Weapon Type) : This spell creates a duplicate of the target weapon
   at range, that moves as the target weapon moves, so the weapon's wielder may
   cause the duplicate to strike.  Note that the duplicate is a normal iron
   weapon of the same size as the target weapon, so it will not have any
   magical or (non-iron) substance-dependant properties that the target weapon
   possesses, but any damage bonuses the wielder has may be used.  Since the
   wielder is not in close proximity to the duplicate, he/she should be at
   some penalty to attack.
Madness : The target goes temporarily insane, with the results to be determined
   by the GM.  Typical reactions are : berserk (attack anything that moves),
   collapsing and gibbering, screaming at the top of the lungs continually,
   and anything else a not-sane person might do.  If the character's reaction
   to the spell is particularly bad, the character might keep some minor quirk
   even after the spell is over.
Mask : The target of this spell takes on the facial features of any being of the
   specified species.  The size of the face will be scaled to the size of the
   target's face.
Matrix Enchantment
Mind Drain
Mind Trap : Puts the target within a specific dream-world state in which the
   target perceives only the dream-world.  There must always be some "out" to
   the dream world, which the target will have a chance of finding each