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Absorb Rune I

Absorb Rune I

School abjuration; Level bard 4, cleric 4, magus 4, occultist 4, sorcerer/wizard 4


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a white silk glove worth 25 gp)


Range touch
Target one spell effect
Duration instantaneous plus 1 minute/level (see text)
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance yes (harmless)


This spell allows you to lay your hand upon a magical glyph, symbol, or other magical spell effect (referred to in this spell description as a rune) and attempt to absorb the essence of its effect. To absorb a rune, you must be aware of the rune’s existence (but need not know the details of what it actually does) and then succeed at a caster level check (DC = 10 + the caster level of the spell affect being absorbed) as you touch the rune in question. If you fail this caster level check, the magical rune is not triggered unless you fail the roll by 5 or more.

If you succeed at the caster level check, the rune is removed from the surface it was originally placed upon and duplicated on the cloth of a silk glove worn on your hand. The rune remains located on the glove’s palm in an inert state for up to 1 minute per caster level. As a standard action taken at any time during that duration, you can transfer the rune to another surface similar to the one it was originally placed upon, at which point the rune’s function either returns to normal or dissipates harmlessly as if successfully dispelled (your choice). If the spell’s duration expires before you place the rune on a new surface, the absorbed rune dissipates harmlessly.

Absorb rune I affects only runes whose effects are equivalent to a spell of 3rd level or lower. An attempt to use absorb rune I on a more powerful effect automatically triggers the rune when you touch it.

Absorb Rune II

School abjuration; Level bard 6, cleric 6, magus 6, occultist 6, sorcerer/wizard 6


This spell functions like absorb rune I, but it can affect runes equivalent to a spell of 5th level or lower.

Absorb Rune III

School abjuration; Level cleric 9, sorcerer/wizard 9


This spell functions like absorb rune I, but it can affect runes equivalent to a spell of 8th level or lower.

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