Peering Through the Portrait
The adventurers waited in the brightly lit vestibule to speak to the magistrate. Valance squinted a bit in the bright glare.
“This is terribly awkward. They must do this to wear people out,” said the priest of the Spider God.
“What?” Koram asked.
“All of these lights,” Valance replied.
“I hardly find four torches overpowering,” Chalk commented. “Although that picture of the prince of these parts is a bit unnerving. The eyes seem to follow you.”
Nysser leaned close and looked into the eyes of the portrait then the elf leaped back in shock.
“What is it?” asked Chalk.
“Those eyes! They blinked!” Nysser answered.
“I am getting out of here, I’ll be in the inn,” Valance said, throwing his hands in the air.
Peering Through the Portrait (Arcane)
Duration: Permanent until dispelled.
By casting this spell upon any portrait of a person or creature that has eyes a wizard may use a corresponding piece of parchment present at the time that the spell was cast to look at the parchment and see through the eyes of the portrait, the range being anywhere on the same plane. This effect is permanent unless the portrait or the parchment is destroyed, although another parchment can be attuned to a portrait if the previous one was destroyed. It is possible for a spellcaster to have multiple instances of this spell in effect.