Examine Coffin

School divination (scrying); Level cleric/oracle 2, sorcerer/wizard 2


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, F /DF (a small glass lens)


Range touch
Targets coffin, sarcophagus or burial niche touched
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


Examine coffin allows the caster to touch any sealed burial receptacle and see its contents. The spell magically illuminates the coffin’s interior, although it does not enable the caster to see through magical darkness or to view the inside of a casket protected by magical means or lead sheeting. Upon touching the coffin, the caster receives a cursory view of the coffin’s interior that reveals no hidden objects or precise details. On the subsequent round, the caster may attempt a Perception check to locate any objects not in plain view, or gather additional details, but he still cannot see objects concealed by an intervening barrier, such as the body itself or a false bottom.

Viewing the coffin’s interior in the former manner only requires a standard action, while conducting a more thorough examination necessitates a full-round action. The caster may touch and examine multiple coffins until the spell expires.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

101 2nd Level Spells. Copyright 2011, Steven D. Russell; Author: Steven D. Russell.

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