Saturday, February 03, 2007

Phase Object

What a drag it is getting old.

This spell was discovered by the elder wizard Faduardo Gantonín in the Phyloctæte, who was hell-bent on prolonging his life. Sadly for him, he never made it very far (only a round forward and a round back), but other mages have since put this magic to good use in less grandiose contexts.

Phase Object (Time / Transmutation) Lvl 6

Transmutation [Time]
Level: Cleric 6, Sor/Wiz 6
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Effect: One object shifts in time in defined cycles
Duration: 1 cycle/level (see text)
Saving Throw: see text
Spell Resistance: Yes

By waving her index finger and repeating the verbal component, Os-Il-Ate, the caster shifts an object in time one round forward or back from the present, alternating back-present-forward-present and so on for 1 cycle/lvl. The caster must continue the verbal component at relative intervals to maintain the spell. This doesn't interfere with other spells since the verbal component is so simple.

If cast on a container (no larger than a bag), all the items inside the container also phase shift in time. Certain mages have found ways to cast the spell on on the items inside the bag, creating the Bag of Withholding (future post -- or is it past?). The downside to this spell is that items can become lost in time if the caster is not careful, trapped one round in the past of the caster.

The Greater version of the spell (9th level) allows the caster to shift a number of items up to their level a number of cycles up to their level into the future and past.

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