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Esmeralda casts a spell to send the teapot back to Samantha.

A Spell is the magical ability to alter reality with the spoken word.


A spell is a series of words that when said in a certain order cause changes in the fabric of reality to a varying extent. A spell is a ritual intended to produce a magical effect. In order to be effective, it must be performed by a magical being; a spell recited by a mortal will not work. The act of performing a spell ritual is known as "casting the spell".

Casting a Spell

All spells contain a spoken component, or incantation. An incantation is written and recited as verse. They vary widely in length. They may be as short as two lines or can can be a dozen or more lines in length. Most contain rhymes, although some do not. Typical rhyme schemes include couplets (A,A,B,B) or interlocking couplets (A,B,A,B). Some incantations are in a foreign, ancient or undecipherable language, but still work effectively.

Limitations and Reversing a Spell

A spell can only be reversed by the person who cast it.

List of Spells

Spells by Season

Spells by Caster

See Also