Enigmatic Page

School transmutation; Level bard 5, sorcerer/wizard 6

Casting

Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (a pair of keys and a scrap of paper with random letters on it)

Effect

Range touch
Target 1 page touched / level
Duration permanent
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

Description

This spell originated in Arcland. King Ispexidronasher himself is thought to have invented it. The means to cast this spell have since been stolen by spies from other lands, but the method of reversing an enigmatic page spell is a secret known only to the King and Ilumot.

Enigmatic page obscures the contents of one or more pages so that they appear to be completely random words. The caster has no control over the words that appear, but they are always random and meaningless, with no relation to the original text. Explosive runes or sepia snake sigil can be cast upon one or more of the affected pages (one casting of each of the above spells affects only one page).

Someone who touches the pages and speaks a special key word chosen by the caster is able to reveal the original contents of all pages. She can then peruse the actual pages and return them to their engimatic page form at will. A detect magic spell reveals moderate magic on the pages in question but does not reveal their true contents. True seeing reveals the presence of the hidden material but does not reveal the contents. An enigmatic page spell can be dispelled, but this causes the pages to become blank. Paper affected by enigmatic page appears blank when examined in an antimagic field.

Currently, there is no known method to reveal the text of a page obscured by enigmatic page except by speaking the key word.

See Also

Enigmatic Page

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