The spell affects the mind of the target and causes him to feel fear, whether real or imagined. A great spell for someone who wants easy information from captured spies and prisoners. In battle, it might make a warrior grip his weapons, run away and whimper in fear:
"The person will first feel a tingling sensation at the beggining of the spell, then gradually increase to the point of being frightened at the slightest noice. Little by little, they will feel their hairs stand on end and terror grip their heart. Suddenly, I will become their greatest fear. I love it!"
Spell Effect. The
effect of the spell is to increase the influence of
Fire ounía in the person's mind,
therefore tightening the grip of Fire's
influence of fear, making his mind weak and open to suggestion. With the mind
weakened, the mage can then manipulate the person's mind, giving him or her
increased fear of something terrible which had happened to him.
The spell could have various effects, though, and should not be cast without knowledge of how the target will react. For example, a warrior affected by this spell might shrink behind his shield, pointing his weapon clumsily at the mage casting the spell. Others would just run away, in a futile attempt to escape their fears. Additionally, this spell is easier to cast on animals than on a person, because an individual can have a strong mind.
Casting Procedure. A low level mage without experience in the casting of the spell has to touch the target's head, focusing his concentration in the strengthening of the Fire ounía. A higher level mage, however, only has to look at the target.
Magical Formula. Still to be added.
Focus/Target. A living being, sentient or not.
Reagents. Sulphur, to strengthen Fire's grip on the target's mind.
Spell Class. Spiritual Representation of Sphere I.
Range. Beginners like level 3 Fire magi would need to touch the head of the target, and distance gradually increases with the level of the caster until being in his line of sight is enough.
Casting Time. The casting time varies with the experience of the caster, and more potent Fire magi can cast it more quickly. An experienced mage can cast this spell in a few blinks, while the less experienced can do so in a short span of time.
Duration. The spell will end as soon as the mage stops concentrating on the target. Starters would find it very hard to keep their concentration in instilling fear on the target, while the higher level magi should have an easy time doing it.
Counter Measures/Enhancing Measures. Moving will make the casting harder because the mage must keep the target within sight. Intended targets could also make the spell fail by distracting the caster, the common practice will be hitting the mage. A strong minded creature would be difficult to place under the spell because they have the ability to ignore the fears which comes to mind.
Keeping the target in place by binding or paralyzing him or her can be helpful for the lower level magi, as well as for the higher level ones, because this spell requires keeping the target within line of sight. Casting this spell on a target that is already afraid would help too, as the sorcerer would only need to amplify the fear.