Cooking with Wild Herbs


This appears to be a cookbook, a sheaf of loose pages tied into a newer binding, but spell formulas are hidden among the elaborate recipes.

Summa 3 (quality 7): Craft (Cooking) [General]

Tractatus (quality 10): Herbam

Trap of the Entwining Vines (Lab Notes: Creo Herbam 15)
R: Voice, D: Sun, T: Group

Causes strong, woody vines to grow rapidly from the fertile earth. The vines cover a circle 2 paces across and reach 6 feet high. Anything caught within them is immobilized. To avoid the vines, the target must make a Quickness – Encumbrance stress roll of 9+. To break out requires a Strength stress roll of 12+ (allowed once per round). Someone not trapped can cut a trapped person free in two rounds, assuming proper tools. The vines weaken and wither to dust at sunrise or sunset. (Base 1, +2 Voice, +2 Sun, +2 Group)

Wall of Thorns (Lab Notes: Creo Herbam 20)
R: Touch, D: Sun, T: Group

Within seconds, this spell creates a straight wall of woody, thorny bushes up to 20 paces long, 1 pace thick, and 4 paces high. The thorns, which are unnaturally resilient, have a + 15 Soak, are cut by edged weapons only, and cutting through requires inflicting a Heavy Wound. Bodily forcing one’s way through the wall requires a Strength stress roll of 9+ and does +15 damage whether the attempt succeeds or fails. If the roll botches, an additional 5 points of damage are suffered. The wall grows out of existing bushes or fertile soil that the wizard touches. An Athletics stress roll against an Ease Factor of 9 allows a character to scale the wall, but the character takes + 1 damage in the process. (Base 1, +1 Touch, +2 Sun, +2 Group, +1 size)

Sinking Ship (Lab Notes: Perdo Herbam 20)
R: Sight, D: Mom, T: Part

Creates a small hole, about one hand span wide, in a wooden target such as a ship. This spell is often used to compromise a ship, slowing its movement and threatening to sink it. An able crew’s carpenter will quickly block and brace such a hole, but this takes several crew members and several minutes of hard work to accomplish. Multiple applications of this spell can keep the crew busy for quite some time or even overwhelm them. (Base 4, +3 Sight, +1 Part)


Cooking with Wild Herbs

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