“Freezing Fog” sounds more like a Dungeons & Dragons spell than actual weather.
Things you don’t see anymore: curses inscribed in books to discourage their theft. “[W]idely employed … during the medieval period[,] [t]he use of book curses dates back … to pre-Christian times, when the wrath of gods was invoked to protect books and scrolls.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_curse
2. “ECTHOR!” Wizard raises arms and sparkly fire erupts on the altar.
3. A sandwich has appeared on the altar. Wizard smiles & licks lips.
I bet he’d think splitting atoms to boil water is a great idea.