Atmospheric Inscription Wonder

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Atmospheric Inscription Wonder
Spell information
Nickname aiw
Guild Wizards
Type Miscellaneous
Description Writes your message in the sky.
GP cost 80
Mind space 25
Thaums 5
Components quill or leaky quill (consumed), lightable torch (consumed)
Tome Spelles of thee Arte of Fyre

Atmospheric Inscription Wonder (abbreviated as AIW) is an miscellaneous wizard spell that with the aid of pyrotechnics will write a message of your choosing across the sky.

Spell details

This spell costs 80 gp to cast and takes up 25 units of mind space.

Skills

Spellcheck results
Scale      
50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 250 275 300
 
animating            
 
       
fire            
 
       
binding            
 
       
channeling            
 
       

The following skills are used in the stages of this spell:

Components

This spell requires a quill or a leaky quill and a torch, both consumed.

Effects

After casting this spell, the wizards is instructed to 'firewrite' a message. This message is then shown with a display of fireworks.
The message can contain Pinkfish colour codes, and even with moderate skills can easily be several thousand characters long. If you attempt to firewrite a message that is too long nothing at all will happen, and you can simply try again firewrite-ing a shorter text.
Inside cities the fireworks display can be seen several tens of rooms away, in terrain rooms it only shows up in the same room.

Casting Messages

Casting
You awaken the torch with words of power.
You summon a salamander from the fiery wastes of the eighth hell.
With the quill, you pin the fiery spirit to the torch.
You draw upon the powers of fire, pouring them into the torch.
Failure

Indoors cast harmlessly fails with

A small dot of flame shoots up from your hand and vanishes with a disappointed puff of smoke as it hits the ceiling.

Skillcheck failure:

As you try to bind the fire elementals, the strain proves to much for the torch and it explodes in a ball of flame and smoke!
You cough and gag on the smoke.
The smoke clears.

There can be a small damage about 40 HP.

Success
A small dot of flame shoots up from your hand, hovers above your head and suddenly flashes brightly, forming itself into an imp.
The fiery imp whispers to you: Use the command "firewrite <text>" to write your message in the sky.

After you 'firewrite' your text:

The fiery imp grimaces.
The fiery imp seems to implode on itself, leaving behind a small dot of flame which shoots up into the sky.

This is then followed by four random lines describing the fireworks display, the last of which contains your message.

To others
Dolk Womblesworth mumbles something to the torch.
Dolk Womblesworth waves his arms in the air and shouts something in a strange language.
Dolk Womblesworth stabs the glowing torch with a quill.
Dolk Womblesworth pinches his face in concentration and squeezes the torch.
A small dot of flame shoots up from Dolk Womblesworth's hand, hovers above his head and suddenly flashes brightly, forming itself into an imp.
The fiery imp whispers to Dolk Womblesworth.
The fiery imp grimaces.
The fiery imp seems to implode on itself, leaving behind a small dot of flame which shoots up into the sky.

See also

Bifram's Amazing Fireworks

External links