~ Dragon Age ~
Is my Magic Visible
Who can detect my magic?
Detecting magic is seeing if something has residual energy from the fade on it. This would be apparent on items that are magical however not on people because everyone has residual fade energy on them. As everyone enters the fade when they dream (with the exception of dwarves).
So you will not know if someone using magic unless the following things happen.
1.) The mage casts a obvious spell in front of you. (ex. Arcane Bolt, Flame Blast…)
2.) The mage fails a spell they cast on you. (This spell MUST have a saving roll that you MUST beat.) Upon winning the saving roll your dragon die will determine if you can pinpoint where the actual spell came from.
Please keep in mind that you cannot prove that they actually cast a spell on you. You will simply have the overwhelming feeling that you have been tampered with due to your connection to the fade.
ONLY the Circle of Magi can determine if someone is a mage and this comes after rigorous testing of the subject in a controlled setting.
Please keep in mind none of this is common knowledge to any character unless you’re a Circle Mage or a Templar. Otherwise you have no idea how magic actually works.
Who can see my spells?
|Arcane Bolt||Within Eyesight||A bolt of energy springs from your hands.|
|Daze||Caster & Target||If mage fails the saving roll target will sense something.|
|Drain Life||Caster & Target||If mage fails the saving roll target will sense something.|
|Flame Blast||Within Eyesight||Gouts of blazing fire erupt from your hands.|
|Glyph of Paralysis||Within Eyesight||Seen only when glyph is first being created.|
|Heal||No one||Target feels refreshed or like they got a second wind.|
|Heroic Offense||No one||Target feels refreshed or like they got a second wind.|
|Mana Drain||Caster & Target||If mage fails the saving roll target will sense something.|
|Mind Blast||No one||As long as spell is cast away from the mage it is undetectable. As the saving roll is only for the blast radius burst. (Although some could suspect a mage in the group if continually used.)|
|Rock Armor||Touch Only||Your skin becomes as hard as stone and will feel like it.|
|Shock||Within Eyesight||Electricity arcs from your hands.|
|Spell Shield||Spell Specific||The aggressor will know you have a shield and/or any “Within Eyesight” spell will show up on the shield.|
|Spell Wisp||Within Eyesight||A Wisp follows you around. Wisp cannot be controlled.|
|Stonefist||Within Eyesight||You conjure and then hurl a magical rock.|
|Vulnerability Hex||Caster & Target||This spell requires a loud curse however great roleplaying of the event can make this spell a “caster & target” detection only spell.|
|Walking Bomb||Caster & Target||If mage fails the first saving roll target will sense something. Otherwise target will just feel poisoned.|
|Weakness||Caster & Target||If mage fails the saving roll target will sense something.|
|Winter’s Grasp||Within Eyesight||You envelop the target within a cloud of frost and ice|
If you have any other spell questions please let me know.