Diplomat's Protection
Arcanum: Mind ●●●
Practice: Shielding
Action: Instant
Duration: Prolonged
Aspect: Covert
Cost: 1 Mana
Range: Self
Rote Pool: Wits +Exp

The caster can make himself seem too impressive and awe-inspiring for potential opponents to be willing to attack. Would-be attackers look at him and find themselves psychologically incapable of attacking the caster in any manner. They can attempt to block the mage’s path, but can't attempt to harm him in any way.

This spell works equally well on humans, animals and supernatural beings, but has no effect on any sort of automatic defense or anything completely mindless. In addition, this spell is insufficiently powerful to overcome the target’s survival instinct. As a result, it functions only as long as the mage does nothing to directly threaten the target’s safety.

Mechanics: Anyone wishing to initiate violence against you during the spell's duration need to roll (Resolve + Gnosis – Potency), to a max penalty = (caster's dots in the Mind Arcanum). If they fail they are unable to follow through with the attack they attempted. If they succeed they can freely ignore the spell from then on. One roll is allowed per attempted attack.

If the person protected by the spell engages in violence in any way (dodging is permitted) the spell immediately ends. A mage using this spell can yell at people or berate them, but if he draws a weapon in a threatening manner or orders an associate to attack someone, then everyone is free to attack the mage.

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