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Mechanics[]

  • Scrolls are single-use consumable items which generate a specific Spell when used
    • Like Learned Spells, Scrolls require a minimum Intelligence of 5 to use
    • Also like Learned Spells, Scrolls that need maintenance require an open Spell slot
    • Unlike Learned Spells, there is no Experience Level or Willpower requirement
    • Also unlike Learned Spells, Scrolls contain their own fatigue to cover generation and maintenance costs
  • Scrolls with maintained Spells outside of combat last about 5 - 10 minutes game time
  • Scrolls with maintained Spells during combat last 8 rounds
  • Scrolls with 0% power available (due to High TA) will not function

Availability[]

  • Scrolls are generally available at Magick Shops
  • Where noted, some Scrolls may be available at General Stores and the Black Markets
  • Some Scrolls may also be found as loot or given as quest rewards

Magick Shops[]

Costs[]

  • Baseline costs of scrolls depend upon their level within their Spell College
    • Level 1 scrolls have a base price of 50 GP
    • Level 2 scrolls have a base price of 750 GP
    • Level 3 scrolls have a base price of 1500 GP
    • Level 4 scrolls have a base price of 2250 GP
    • Level 5 scrolls have a base price of 3000 GP
    • Scroll of Exiting (which is not a Learned Spell) has a base price of 150GP

Scrolls by College[]

Conveyance[]

1Conveyance2
  • Disarm Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: This spell knocks the target's weapon out of their hands.
  • Unlocking Cantrip Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Unlocking Cantrip opens the locks on doors and containers.
  • Unseen Force Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: This spell pushes the target five tiles away from the caster.
  • Spatial Distortion Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: The caster instantly moves of their choosing up to 8 tiles away.
  • Teleportation Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 10%
    • Description: Teleport to most marked locations on the World Map.
    • Notes: Consumed BEFORE the destination is selected. Also carried by several NPCs.

Divination[]

2Divination
  • Sense Alignment Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: This spell shows the general alignment of a creature with a picture.
  • See Contents Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Shows the contents of a container it is used on.
  • Read Aura Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Displays the target's character editor screen.
  • Sense Hidden Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Reveals all traps.
    • Notes: Found as loot in the BMC as Sense Invisible/Traps.
  • Divine Magick Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): All 100%
    • General Stores: All 20%
    • Black Markets: All 100%
    • Description: Identifies all the magical properties of an object in inventory

Air[]

3Air
  • Vitality of Air Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: 5 (1/10 seconds)
    • Stackable: Target gains +4 to Constitution, stackable.
  • Poison Vapours Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Creates a cloud of poisonous vapours concentrated around the target.
  • Call Winds Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Dark 25%
    • Description: Pushes away all nearby creatures.
  • Body of Air Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: This spell transforms the body of a target into an air-like creature.
  • Call Air Elemental Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 10%
    • Description: Summons an Air Elemental to do the caster's bidding.

Earth[]

4Earth
  • Strength of Earth Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Target gains +4 to Strength, stackable.
  • Stone Throw Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: Creates a homing stone projectile that inflicts damage.
  • Wall of Stone Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Creates a wall of stone on targeted area while maintain.
  • Body of Stone Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: The spell turns the target into a stone-like creature.
  • Call Earth Elemental Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 10%
    • Description: Summons a Earth Elemental to do the caster's bidding.

Fire[]

5Fire
  • Agility of Fire Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: *Target gains +4 Dexterity, stackable.
  • Wall of Fire Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Dark 25%
    • Description: Creates a wall of fire which damaging creatures passing through.
  • Fireflash Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Dark 20%
    • Description: Creates a fireball with AoE damage
  • Body of Fire Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: The spell turns the target into a Fire-like creature.
  • Call Fire Elemental Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 10%
    • Description: Summons a Fire Elemental to do the caster's bidding.

Water[]

6Water
  • Purity of Water Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Target gains +4 Beauty, stackable.
  • Call Fog Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: This spell creates a cloud on the target tile, reducing a creature's chance to hit it.
  • Squall of Ice Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: This spell creates an AoE storm on the target tile, dealing DoT.
  • Body of Water Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Turns the target into a liquid-like creature.
  • Call Water Elemental Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 10%
    • Description: Summons a Water Elemental to do the caster's bidding.

Force[]

7Force
  • Shield of Protection Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Increasing Armor Class by 10, and also up 10 50% damage, fire and electrical resistance.
  • Jolt Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Causes AoE electrical damage.
  • Wall of Force Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Creates an impassable wall unless dispelled or disintegrated.
  • Bolt of Lightning Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: Causes Electrical Damage to the target.
  • Disintegrate Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 5%
    • Description: 5Completely destroys the target and any inventory that it possessed.

Mental[]

8Mental
  • Charm Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): General 22%
    • Description: Increases the target's reaction modifier to the caster by +20.
  • Stun Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: Stuns the target for a few seconds, preventing them from moving or attacking.
  • Drain Will Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: Causes the target's Willpower to drop by half while the spell is maintained.
  • Nightmare Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Dark 25%
    • Description: Causes all creatures within the area to flee, and turning them hostile.
  • Dominate Will Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25
    • Description: Places the target under the control of the caster, with the basic dialogue tree.

Meta[]

9Meta
  • Resist Magick Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: Sets the target's magic resistance to 50.
  • Disperse Magick Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None. One carried by Garrick Stout.
    • Description: Dispels summons, and cancels spell effects (including Magelock).
  • Dweomer Shield Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Prevents spells from affecting the target, and stops the target from casting spells.
  • Bonds of Magick Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Prevents the target from casting any spells.
  • Reflection Shield Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Reflects all spells at the target back to the caster.

Morph[]

10Morph
  • Hardened Hands Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Makes the target do +2 more melee damage when the weapon slot is empty.
  • Weaken Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Reduces the target's Strength by -5 and damage resistance by -50% while maintained.
  • Shrink Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): General (10%), Dark (25%)
    • Description: Reduces a creature's size and speed.
  • Flesh to Stone Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): General 10%, Light 22%
    • Description: For a few seconds he target is paralyzed but cannot be physically damaged.
  • Polymorph Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 10%
    • Description: Transforms the target into a sheep for as long as the spell is maintained.

Nature[]

11Nature
  • Charm Beast Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Causes every animal in the vicinity to gain a positive reaction to the caster.
  • Entangle Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Prevents the target from walking while maintained.
  • Control Beast Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 20%
    • Description: Places the animal under the control of the caster while maintained.
  • Succour Beast Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Summons an animal to do the caster's bidding, scales with MA.
  • Regenerate Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Greatly increases the heal rate of the caster and all followers.

Necromantic Black[]

12Necromanticblack
  • Harm Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Causes physical damage to the target creature, scales with MA.
  • Conjure Spirit Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25
    • Description: Allows the caster to speak with the spirit of the target corpse.
  • Summon Undead Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: Summons an undead monster to do the caster's bidding, scales with MA.
  • Create Undead Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: Animates the target corpse as a follower while maintained.
  • Quench Life Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): None. One in the Ancient Temple.
    • Description: Deals 50-100 damage to a living creature.

Necromantic White[]

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  • Minor Healing Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Heals a modest amount of health points to the target.
  • Halt Poison Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Reduces the Poison Total of the target.
  • Major Healing Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Heals a large amount of health points and remove scars and crippling injuries.
  • Sanctuary Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 15%
    • Description: Causes Undead to ignore the target.
  • Resurrect Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): All 100%
    • General Stores: All 20%
    • Black Markets: All 100%
    • Description: Returns the target creature to life with full health.

Phantasm[]

14phantasm
  • Illuminate Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Raises the light level of an area surrounding the target creature.
  • Flash Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Lowers the "to hit" percentage of the target.
  • Blur Sight Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: 15 (2/10 seconds)
    • Stackable: Increases the target's Armor Class.
  • Phantasmal Fiend Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 25%
    • Description: Summons a version of a Greater Demon to do the caster's bidding.
  • Invisibility Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 10%
    • Description: The target becomes invisible.

Summoning[]

15summoning
  • Plague of Insects Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Slows the target creature while maintained.
  • Orcish Champion Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Summons an orc fighter to do the caster's bidding.
  • Guardian Ogre Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): None. Two in Ashbury carried by the female resident mages.
    • Description: Summons a powerful ogre to do the caster's bidding.
  • Hellgate Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 15%
    • Description: Summons a demon to do the caster's bidding.
  • Familiar Level 5
    • Magick Shop (%): Dark 10%
    • Description: Summons a familiar for the caster to do the caster's bidding, scales with MA.

Temporal[]

16Temporal
  • Magelock Level 1
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Blocks any portal or container.
  • Congeal Time Level 2
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Halves the base speed of all creatures in the vicinity of the caster.
  • Hasten Level 3
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 22%
    • Description: Double the target creature's base speed.
  • Stasis Level 4
    • Magick Shop (%): None
    • Description: Paralyzes the target.
  • Tempus Fugit
    • Magick Shop (%): Light 10%
    • Description: Adds +10 to the base speed of the caster and their, while slowing down all other creatures.

Others[]

  • Exiting Cost 150 GP
    • Magick Shop (%): All 100%
    • General Stores: City 30%, Rural 10%
    • Elven Trader: Ashbury 100%
    • Black Markets: All 100%
    • BMC: 6 as loot on various bodies
    • Description: Teleports the player and their party to the surface entrance of any mine or cavern.

Notes[]

  • Some of the colleges of Magick have extended names in the Official Arcanum Player's Manual: Meta is referred to as Metaphysical, Morph is referred to as Morphological, Phantasm is referred to as Phantasmagorical.

See also[]

  • Magick - for info about the mechanics of spells, and magick in general
  • Spell Colleges - for more details about each college and each individual spell
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