Agreed that Call Winged Messenger is super cool and that if you can be someone who is right there when someone needs a message sent with iridescent gloaming, some nice paper and writing implements to hand you’re much more likely to get return business .
Shared Mastery of the Magician’s Guild is very handy if you’re all ritual mages who also want to take the battlefield as mages. Give a few members of your coven an extra string to their bow relatively cheaply. Also very useful when you’re just starting out.
Mantle of the Golden Orator all priests (bar possibly the Lucidians) will find someone casting this useful at some point, even if you’re not in Highguard. With a seasons warning you can set up priests to push through a judgement or vote for a cardinal. So discreetly making your nations priests aware that you have this ritual will see them beating a path to your door at some point, I guarentee .
Chamber of Pallas fun for parties and it’s a whole different mood to Chamber of Delights. If you wanting to throw a big bash and show off your prosperity then this is good option, likewise if you want to stage a discussion of some kind and give people an excuse not to be dicks (of course there are always hero points for that).
The other super useful thing these magic auras do is that they restore personal mana with a 15 minute rest inside them. Also for spells like Brazen Claws of the Lictor resting in a magical aura gives you back all of the uses per day. So again useful at main events for people doing skirmishes, super useful at player events where there’s a lot of combat going on.
Hand of the Maker super useful for any plot stuff to do with an unknown item, also very useful at player events which are focussed on investigation. With a previous character I had a lot of fun hearing the details of who made the various nation’s gifts to the then new Empress, as it gave a bunch of interesting soft intel on them. And now I think of it some huge events in the games history have come from a casting of Hand of the Maker revealing something unxpected.
Sum of Parts is a lovely flavourful buffing ritual where I imagine you can have a lot of fun with casting, especially if you’re into Blood Magic .
Circle of Gold is another great ritual for a group going into combat, which also helps encourage the group to stick together, because the “stay with me” only works for people who who were in the casting of the ritual. Also has a great roleplaying effect which helps encourage people like Bravos to get into fights while defending their band .
Like Water Through Your Fingers is a very fun curse, especially if cast upon someone who buys into it heavily. Yes mechanically they lose a chunk of resources for a year, but more importantly they can just look really shabby and can roleplay that fate has turned against their character for a whole year. That can much more devestating that just the loss of the money .