Rope of Steel
The wizard Stork squatted in the dark alleyway, haggling with an even stranger sorcerer over a trio of scrolls. Stork handed over a number of coins for these arcane parchments and both sides apparently satisfied, the two parties went their separate ways.
Days later Stork and Vistis the Blue Mage were climbing a ledge in the nearby Zoga Hills, collecting griffon eggs to sell, when Koram and Gnybaro peered down over the top of the ledge, grinning at the climbers.
“Shall we see if the Stork can fly?” Gnybaro asked Koram.
“Certainly!” the latter replied, drawing a wicked looking knife.
Vistis began muttering a spell, Stork just stared. Koram began sawing on the silky rope. Nothing happened. Koram tried harder.
“Hey, Koram,” Gnybaro said.
“Not now,” the fighter replied.
“Yes now!” the thief squeaked.
“What is it?” Koram asked, irritated.
“Drop the knife and draw your sword! The griffon has returned!” the thief shouted, pointing at the sky.
Stork smiled as he and Vistis faded from sight, becoming invisible.
Rope of Steel (Arcane)
Duration: Twenty minutes and fifty feet of rope per level of caster, then the material reverts to normal
This very simple spell will strengthen any rope of cord, silk, hemp or even paper, making it as strong as steel for the duration of the spell. This can be used a number of ways, including making the rope hard to sever during routine operations such as climbing. The strengthened rope retains all other normal qualities, such as texture, weight and feel. This rope can be used to bind prisoners, making it very hard for them to escape.