[New Spell] Decipher History

Decipher History

Creevenis Meerl studied the odd looking artifact for a few moments, turning it over and over a few times in his slender hands.

It is quite old, and very magical,” Meerl told Stork.

But what does it do? Where has it been?” Stork asked.

With a command word, this little stone creature will come to life and do the bidding of the one who commands it. Yet, being an artifact of dark magic, this thing require blood, and if it doesn’t get it from the intended victims, it will come back to its master for the necessary payment,” Creevenis told the sorcerer.

Stork smiled his villainous grin. The wily sorcerer knew the command word, he just wanted more knowledge regarding the gruesome little stone daemon. He reached into the folds of his coat and produced a handful of gold coins, which Creevenis Meerl eagerly took for the information given.

Decipher History (Arcane)

Level 1

Range: Touch

Duration: Five minutes per level of caster

A simple utility spell, Decipher History reveals to the spellcaster significant events that have happened to a particular object, place or person. Each successive level gives the wizard more insight into the target’s past and more detail on major events that have happened to or around the target. This information is revealed to the casting mage in the form of visions or strong feelings or emotions.

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5 Responses to [New Spell] Decipher History

  1. red says:

    How does this compare to Identify? It nearly seems a substitute without the drawbacks.

  2. bat says:

    Thank you for the comment!

    In Basic Labyrinth Lord there is no Identify spell. In Advanced Edition there is, but that spell identifies the magical properties of an object, whereas Decipher History will tell a magic-user what the history of a person, place, or object is, giving more detail as the wizard has more experience.

    To me this is more of an NPC “sage” spell, which can be used as a great way to have something evaluated and to check the provenance of an item.

    Both spells look deeper at something, this one from more of a mundane angle, as the magical properties are not as important as the “where it has been”.

  3. bat says:

    Red: you should start up a blog so we can see your game ideas and add-ons. That chart on Dragonsfoot is very detailed and is quite handy for any type of fantasy gaming.

    I also heartily agree on not just having a “sword +1”. Details! History!

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