Sunday, January 2, 2011

Campaign Design - Spells: Gwydion's Mapping

Gwydion's Mapping (from Relics & Rituals; originally Dolomar's Mapping)
Conjuration (Summoning)[Law]

Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 2
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 full round
Range: Close (25 feet + 5 feet per 2 caster levels)
Target, Effect, or Area: One summoned creature
Duration: 1 hour per caster level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell summons an invisible spirit that will hover near the caster scrawling on parchment with the quill supplied with the material components. The spirit will accurately map any area the caster traverses that the spirit can see. It possess darkvision 30 feet plus normal human sight. The spirit conforms to the statistics of a Small air elemental, although it is a spirit of lw and not an elemental. The spirit also possesses a Search skill of +5 and has a chance to notice a secret door if it passes within 5 feet of one. The spirit will record any secret door it detects but will not actively search for them. The spirit will additionally record any special notes as instructed by the caster (to indicate traps the caster or his allies have discovered, and the like). The spirit will not fight or perform any other action except to follow the caster and map. if attacks, it will simply endure the punishment until destroyed without counterattacking (killing the spirit earns its destroyer no experience points).

Material component: A quill pen and a piece of parchment.

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