Perdo Animal

Bits of Beasts that Betray

PeAn Level 3
R: Voice, D: Mom, T: Individual
You damage an object made of animal products.
Break a strap holding a saddle, or damage the fletching on an arrow.
Contributor: Tyrrell.
Notes: From Tyrrell’s big list of level three spells

Orpheus' Bane

PeAn 5
R: Sight, D: Mom, T: Ind
This spell's function is simple: it snaps the strings of a musical instrument. However, it might also be used to snap bowstrings, making it useful in some combat situations as well.
This spell was invented by Prava Sagitta of Verditius as a remedy for one of his fellow magi—the self-styled “Bard of Corona Montis”—Roland Whitney of Ex Miscellanea.
(Base 2, +3 Sight)
Contributor: Patrick Murphy, on behalf of Mike Daumen

Assertion of a Wizard’s Dominance

PeAn 10
R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Individual
By use of this spell the wizard can cause minor pain to an animal (the equivalent to having an ear bitten or a nip to the flank). This provides the animal with a clear signal (for instance when training it to understand undesired behaviour), and it may yelp in surprise, but leaves no lasting damage other than a small mark on the animal's body.
Avicia notes in this spell description:
“Wolves usually treat other members of the pack with gentleness, but I have noticed that the leader of a wolf pack occasionally has to exert their dominance. This is done by exerting a small amount of physical pain. A nip to the ear, or the flank is usually enough to remind a lower member of the pack who is in charge. Generally, this is sufficient when a spell like ‘Agony of the Beast’ would be unnecessarily harsh treatment.”
(B: 3, R: Sight +3, D: Momentary, T: Individual)
Contributor: Badger101, transcribed by Yair

Presence Free of Biters

PeAn Level 10
R: Touch, D: Ring, T: Circle
Creates a ward which causes any animal that attempts to enters it sharp pain, usually driving it away. The caster can set the size of animal that will feel the pain when it is cast, allowing some animals to pass comfortably.
(Base 4, +2 Ring)
Contributor: angafea
Notes: From the message board level 10-15 spells project.

Cleanse the Verminous Infestation

PeAn Level 15
R: Touch, D: Mom, T: Room
This spell causes all insects and creatures up to the size of a mouse to be killed within the area of effect.
Ferdinandus of Jerbiton developed this spell after being forced to spend the night in a flea infested bedroom of an Inn. After a very uncomfortable night, he vowed to never have to suffer such indignity again.
(Base 4, +2 Voice, +1 Part)
Contributor: Badger 101, transcribed by Yair
Notes: This spell only works on animals with a Size of -10 or smaller – so I’ve allowed a major reduction in the spell level. As such it does not specifically accord with standard Hermetic spells.

Curse of the Untended Straps

PeAn Level 15
R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Part
This incantation destorys the straps and leather underpinnings holding many of the things man uses together. Thus metal armor falls to pieces, a backpack disintergrates, and a large part of a saddle comes undone.
(Base 30, +1 touch, +2 room, size restriction -6)
Contributor: angafea
Notes: From the message board level 10-15 spells project.

One Hundred Shears Gathering Rust.

PeAn 20
R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Group (+2 size)
This spell shaves the fur from a heard of animals leaving a short stubble of hair as if the animal had been shorn by hand.
(Base 3, +1 range, +2 target, +2 size)
Contributor: Tyrrell.

Rip the Beast

R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual
You gesture at the target beast and make a jerking motion with your hand, pantomiming as if you were grasping at the animal’s vital organs and ripping them out. The effects are not s gruesome as that, but does inflict a Medium wound upon the target beast.
(B:10, R: Voice +2, D: Momentary, T: Individual)
Contributor: Mark Faulkner, invented by Cliff Allcorn

Curse of the Rabid Dog

PeAn 30
R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual
The targeted animal becomes infected with rabies. Each time a rabid animal causes a wound a Stamina check is needed to avoid being infected as follows: Light wounds 3+, Medium wound 9+, Heavy Wound +15. After a day, the target animal will suffer an incapaciting wound and will likely die. Rabid animals can not be controlled with magic.
(Base 20, Voice +2, Momentary, Individual)
Contributor: Andrew Mitchell
Notes: Base is borrowed from Perdo Corpus. The mystical hyena can inflict rabies and is immune to it.

Destruction of the Rebellious Minion

PeAn 45
R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Individual
The targeted creature disappears from existence, becoming immaterial and fading into nothingness in mere seconds.
(Base 30, +3 Sight)
Contributor: Yair.
Notes: A lesser version with Voice range at level 40 should be more popular.

Death, Death, and only Death

PeAn 85 Ritual
R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Boundary
This spell kills every animal within the targeted boundary, which can be up to 3 miles in diameter.
This spell was invented by Apromor filius Flambeau as part of a wizard’s war with a Bjornaer wizard. He cast it while flying above the forests of Russia. Several forests in Russia’s northern reaches were decimated in this war (fortunately, they did not contain many animals to begin with). Ironically, his opponent survived.
(Base 30, +3 Sight, +4 Boundary, +4 size)
Contributor: Yair.

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