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Phantasmal Object

Level:1
Range:touch
Formula:words, gestures, ingredients
Ingredients:colored chalk
Duration:level minutes
Casting time:1
Area of effect:3 yard radius per level
Reaction:perception (active)
Schools:mental

A phantasmal object is a primarily visual illusion of a single object that relies on the victims’ minds for the other senses. The sorceror will be most successful at creating phantasmal things they have studied extensively. A reason roll is required to create a well-designed illusion; on a failed reason roll, victims automatically receive an initial reaction to see the illusory nature of the phantasm. The sorceror receives a bonus of 4 to this roll if they have studied the proposed illusion extensively; a bonus of 2 if they have studied it generally or seen it recently; and a penalty of 2 if they have never seen the thing they are creating a phantasm of.

Field bonuses may apply as appropriate. Characters may also learn the skill phantasms in the field Magical Science; their field bonus will then apply to their reason roll—whether creating a phantasm or seeing through one.

The caster does not have to maintain concentration if the phantasmal object is 3-inches in diameter or less per level; otherwise full concentration must be maintained. If any of the victims attempt to damage the phantasm they receive an automatic reaction roll at a bonus of 4, unless the sorceror has maintained concentration and successfully has the phantasm react believably. This requires an evasion roll by the caster. Merely touching or examining the phantasm does not generate a reaction roll, as the victim’s mind creates the appropriate tactile feel.

All viewers must be within the area of effect to experience non-visual effects. The phantasmal object can cause damage as normal for phantasms.

Victims who see through the illusion still see the visual effects, but the illusion then has no audible, tactile, or other sensory effects. The phantasm does not emit light: light must already be present for the potential victims to see it and trigger the rest of the sensory effects.