A magical painting of a castle with a hidden spell
Created to trap the warlock Malcolm
This painting was created and enchanted by Nell, a witch who lived in the 1920's. When she discovered that her lover Malcolm was a warlock who wanted her powers, she decided to protect herself and to punish him by trapping him in the painting. She created the painting with a spell written inside that only his X-Ray Vision could see. When he read the spell, Malcolm was trapped inside.
Ever since, Malcolm's warlock girlfriend, Jane Franklin, tried to locate the Charmed Ones to help free him. She met with Prue Halliwell and pretended to sell the painting. Prue found the spell and read it aloud, only to get trapped herself. Piper later made the same mistake and was trapped as well.
Phoebe, under the influence of a smart spell, found the incantation to free them. Malcolm stole the spell and released himself from the painting. When Jane set the painting on fire, Phoebe trapped herself and the warlocks inside and stole the freedom spell to save herself, her sisters and Kit, who had been sent in with the release spell. Malcolm and Jane eventually died in the fire as the painting was destroyed.
To Trap the ReaderEdit
- Absolvo amitto (To free what's lost...)
- Amplus brevis: (Say these words:...)
- Semper mea... (Mine forever...)
- The true Latin phrase would be something like "Absolve amissum, narra verba semper mea", which literally translates to "To free what is lost, say these words 'Forever Mine'".
To Release the ReaderEdit
- Verva Omnes Liberant (Words free us all...)
- The true Latin phrase would be "Verba omnes liberant", meaning "Words free all".
- Tenses used is what contributes to alternate spelling and form of the true latin forms.
- Verva, which is used in the series, is a older form of the Latin word Verba; the two words can be used interchangeably, although for consistency the more recent form should be chosen.