Hag's Blessing

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Spell Crystal
Hag's Blessing
Spell information
Nickname hb
Guild Witches
Type Miscellaneous
Description Summons a swarm of light-giving fireflies.
GP cost 25
Mind space 10
Thaums 2
Components none
Crystal Amethyst
Hag's Blessing
Magick crystal information
Colour Amethyst
Effect Summons firefly swarms periodically
Duration (s) unknown duration per amulet bonus
Duration (l) unknown duration per amulet bonus

Hag's Blessing is a miscellaneous witch spell which summons a swarm of fireflies to light the caster's way.


This spell can be learnt at 10 levels of magic.spells.misc. It is taught by Granny Weatherwax and Aunty Ogg-San.

Magick crystal

This spell may be imbued into a magick crystal, which turns it an amethyst colour.

The magick crystal will summon fireflies for the wearer at regular intervals. Note that:

  • Large crystals summon fireflies at more frequent intervals than small ones.
  • Fireflies do not come immediately on wearing the crystal - there is a delay.


This spell requires 25 GP to cast, and takes up 10 units of mind space.

  • It is not cast on any target; affecting only the caster.
  • It can be cast indoors or outdoors.
  • It cannot be cast underwater (The fireflies refuse to commit suicide under water.), but fireflies will follow you underwater.
  • The fireflies will follow the witch for some time before going away unless you shoo them away.
  • Each swarm produces quite a bit of light and makes the room a bit brighter.
  • You cannot summon more swarms of fireflies when you already have 10 swarms following you.


Focus tea results
75 90 105 120 135 150 165 180 195 210 225

The following skills are used for the stages of this spell:


No components are required to cast this spell.

Casting messages

You cast your spirit out over the land.
You send out the promise of a bowl of jam.
You concentrate firmly on <random type of jam>, making it believe it is really there.
A swarm of fireflies arrives and circles around you.
A swarm of fireflies buzzes past, humming peacefully.
To others
You feel a strong craving for redcurrant jam.
You notice that the smell of redcurrant jam lies like a heavy blanket around you.
A swarm of fireflies arrives and circles around Myrina Womblesworth.

Getting rid of fireflies

Once summoned, the caster can get rid of their fireflies by shooing them. Note that shoo fireflies will only shoo one swarm. A better idea is to shoo swarms or if you prefer shoo every fireflies.

Jam types

This is an incomplete list of possible jam types mentioned when the spell is cast.

  • Apple and blackberry
  • Apricot
  • Bilberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Chilli
  • Cloudberry
  • Cranberry
  • Elderberry
  • Fig
  • Gooseberry
  • Huckleberry
  • Lingonberry
  • Mango
  • Onion
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pear and ginger
  • Persimmon
  • Plum
  • Quince
  • Raspberry
  • Raspberry and apple
  • Redcurrant
  • Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb and strawberry
  • Strawberry
  • Wasp

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