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A veil is a magical form of concealment which renders the affected either invisible or otherwise unnoticed by most of the magically unaware.
Veils can range from simple feelings of aversion to looking in a direction, to a lack of conscious recognition of someone's presence, to a complete state of invisibility and denial of the existence of the physical space in which the veil stands.
Veils can be seen through with the Sight and perhaps some varieties of sentient magical creatures.(reference needed)
For the creation of good veils the creator needs a good control of magic, and to be calm and still.
Being under a veil also always reduces the veiled person's ability to see or perceive the world outside the veil.
Obscurata is the spell word for a simple veil.
In the series Edit
- Main article: Blood Rites
- Main article: Small Favor
- Main article: Changes
In Changes, Harry Dresden has gotten better at them after teaching Molly. A simple veil is no longer beyond him. He uses one when when vampires approach his office building.
- Main article: Cold Days