Newtonian Spells Edit

Newtonian spells are a combination of the words of the spell and one or more formae which are made in the mind. The words are more or less just a label on the forma.[1][2]

Basic forms are used in combination to cast spells of higher order. The spells were developed by Isaac Newton, hence the Genii locorum's nickname of The Folly: "The Isaacs".

Newtonian spells are used in wide parts of Europe and North America. Annotation is ususally in Latin. In case of weaponised spells the names may be in different langauges as they are not used during the casting.

Basic Forms Edit

  • Lux (light), creates a werelight. Can be varied in size, light and heat intensity. Can also be used underwater and moved around. [1]
  • Impello (move), moves an object around.[1]
  • Scindere (divide), fixes an object in place.[1]
  • Palma (hand).[3]
  • Aer (air), holds the air still. [3]
  • Congolare (congeal, thicken).[3]
  • Aqua (water), manipulation of water. [4]
  • Terra (earth) [4]

Higher Forms Edit

Unknown Order Edit

  • Fireball, attack spell, variation of Lux and Iactus.
  • Dissimulo (hide) Molds flesh and bone into a specific shape and appearance, with catastrophic results when the spell runs out.
  • Seducere, compulsion or glamour.

Second Order Edit

  • Lux aestus Scindare, (could possible also be a third order spell, depending on how adjectiva are counted).[3]
  • Imepello Palma [3]
  • Aer Congolare [3]
  • Lux Impello [4]

Third order Edit

  • Aqua Impello plus a couple of adjectivium.[5]

Forth Order Edit

  • Telescopium. Made of the components Aer, Aqua, Congolare and one unknown.

Adjectiva Edit

Formae that have no effect alone but change another forma if combined.

  • Iactus (throw).[1]
  • Aestus (agitation), intensifies Lux. [3]

Formae inflectentes Edit

Used for higher order spells, translates to 'bend forms'. As of yet (Foxglove Summer) not explained.[4]

Turpis vox Edit

Also called 'unseen word', a second unintenioned forma added to a basic forma. A usual apprentice error. Translates to 'repulsive voice'. [3]

Formae contidianae Edit

Formae contidianae (daily forms), are formae like Lux and Impello which have been used for generations and exist in many variations. An opposite would be Aer or Terra, which fell out of fashion due to being unpractical, difficult and not very useful.[3][4]

Empedoclean Edit

Old fashioned name, based of the theory of four elements, for the formae Lux, Aer, Aqua and Terra.[4]

Taoist Spells Edit

Taoist magic is based on, as far as Nightingale understood, writing spells or characters on paper and then burning the paper.[3]

Nordic Spells Edit

The vikings had some kind of special spells. They used this while making demon traps.[2]

Spells of unclear origin Edit

Caroline Linden-Limner used some kind of magic of unknown origin (for the readers at least). The magic manifested itself as a crimson rope of smoke, and smelled of candle wax and hyacinth.[6]

Non-human Spells Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rivers of London
  2. 2.0 2.1 Moon Over Soho
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Whispers Under Ground
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Broken Homes
  5. The Hanging Tree
  6. The Hanging Tree

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