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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.(reference needed) Veils can be seen through with the Sight and perhaps some varieties of sentient magical creatures.(reference needed) Being under a veil also always reduces the veiled person's ability to see or perceive the world outside the veil.[1]

The creation of good veils requires a good control of magic, and to be calm and still.[1] One spellword for veils is Obscurata.[2]

In the seriesEdit

Blood RitesEdit

In Blood Rites, Harry Dresden states that Mavra is very talented in creating powerful veils.[3]

Small FavorEdit

In Small Favor, Molly Carpenter is noted to be especially talented with veils due to her better fine control.[4]


In Changes, Harry Dresden has gotten better at them after teaching Molly Carpenter. A simple veil is no longer beyond him. He uses one when when vampires approach his office building.[1]

Cold DaysEdit

In Cold Days, Harry Dresden used a veil: "Obscurata", in his fight with Fix on the top of the hill on Demonreach.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Changes, ch. 03
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cold Days, ch. 47
  3. Blood Rites, ch. 3
  4. Small Favor, ch. 1

See alsoEdit

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