Nivi’s Whimsical Cart
Without notice the goat and cart vanished, dropping the band of adventurers onto the ground with a loud thump. “How much did you pay for that cart?” Chalk asked Valance. “I thought at least for a week’s worth of travel,” shrugged the priest of the Spider God. “Oh. I see,” replied the wizard. “What?” demanded Valance. “Did you ever stop to ask that sorcerer how long he could cast the spell for before you paid him?” Chalk answered. Valance looked sheepish. “I was in a hurry!” “Does this mean that we have to carry our stuff now?” asked a puzzled Koram. “I told you we shouldn’t have eaten our horses and then trusted Valance to provide a means of travel for us!” Knat shouted.
Nivi’s Whimsical Cart (Arcane)
Duration: Two days per level of magic-user.
Attributed (perhaps falsely due to contradicting documents) to the Sorceress of the Gnarlwood Forest, Nivi’s Whimsical Wagon conjures a small ornate oak cart out of thin air within 30′ of the caster that is pulled by a shadowy beast of burden of some kind, usually a mule or a goat, but any smallish domesticated animal that the summoning wizard decides will do. This magical cart can easily carry up to five hundred pounds (including the driver) plus fifty pounds per level of wizard and the spellcaster does not need to accompany the cart once it has been summoned. This small cart’s carrying area is 5′ long, 4′ wide and 1.5′ deep. As the spell elapses the cart and beast of burden simply vanish, sometimes unceremoniously dumping driver and contents onto the ground.