Seraphic Law (Japanese: Seraphic Lawcite セラフィック ローサイト Serafikku Rōsaito) is a holy-elemental Great Magic spell, featured in Valkyrie Profile. It can be cast by any Sorcerer during a Purify Weird Soul sequence, provided their default attack spell is Sacred Javelin and their weapon allows Great Magic. As all Great Magic spells, it is multi-target.
- Hits: 3
- Charge time: 5
- Increase to gauge: 21
- Base spell: Sacred Javelin
- Incantation: "Ye of detestable name and virtue, false apostle, thou art bayed back to the abyss! Seraphic Law!"
- (Japanese: 祖は忌むべき 芳名にして 偽印の使途 深淵の淵に帰れ 招かれざる者よ! セラフィック ローサイト! So wa imu beki hōmei ni shi te giin no shito shinen no fuchi ni kaere manekare zaru mono yo! Serafikku Rōsaito!)
Seraphic Law deals several hits, but adds little energy to the Gauge. It is thus best used first in a PWS sequence, to help maximize the damage of later PWS attacks.
In the spell's incantation, "bayed" is the past participle of the verb "bay" (to pursue noisily, like a pack of dogs). The meaning is thus something like "you are chased back to the abyss." "Bade" (from "to bid" = to call) would have also made sense ("you are called back to the abyss"), but it is a simple past and would thus be grammatically incorrect in that sentence: the correct form would be "bidden".