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Crystal balls are magical items used to scry players and unique NPCs.  They can be shattered to produce [[thaum crystal]]s.  Unlike [[longsight]] and [[gaze]], crystal balls provide the scryer with a dynamically updating view of their target until either they are rubbed or the scryer runs out of guild points.  What is seen through crystal balls can be distorted by high levels of [[enchantment|background magic]].
 
 
Crystal balls can be purchased from Harmony Stardancer's shop in Ankh-Morpork for $100.  They are also available at the Magick Box in [[Genua]], and Hilta Goatfounder's in Ohulan Cutash.
 
 
==History==
 
Originally obtained as the reward for the now defunct quest Eye Doctor, crystal balls were disabled on 14 September 2004<sup>[[#Foot1|[1]]]</sup> for reasons of balance.  They were returned to the game on 28 March 2009 with both more and different skill checks and a susceptibility to high levels of background magic<sup>[[#Foot2|[2]]]</sup>.
 
 
==Syntax==
 
*scry <living> with ball
 
*rub ball
 
*gaze into ball
 
*shatter ball
 
 
 
==Skills==
 
==Skills==
 
Scrying with a crystal ball uses the [[magic.methods.physical.scrying]] skill to determine success, and uses magic guild points. The [[magic.methods.spiritual.abjuring]] skill defends against scrying.
 
Scrying with a crystal ball uses the [[magic.methods.physical.scrying]] skill to determine success, and uses magic guild points. The [[magic.methods.spiritual.abjuring]] skill defends against scrying.
  
==See also==
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Although extremely difficult, it is possible to successfully scry with a crystal ball with a [[magic.methods.physical.scrying]] bonus of 146 (see [[Research:Crystal_ball#Ouizardus_MinBonus|Research]]).
*[[Longsight]]
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*[[Gaze]]
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*[[Floron's Fabulous Mirror]]
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==External links==
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[http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/playing/documentation.c?path=/object/crystal_ball Discworld player help: crystal ball]
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==Notes==
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#<span id="Foot1">[http://airk.gothmudders.com/old.htm Airk's MUD news archive].  </span>
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#<span id="Foot2">[http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/blog/blog.c?action=filter&blog=recent%20developments&id=77 "Playing With Your Balls"].</span>
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[[Category:Items]]
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[[Category:Magic items]]
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[[Category:Magical talismans]]
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[[Category:Finding and seeking]]
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Revision as of 02:11, 24 August 2010

Skills

Scrying with a crystal ball uses the magic.methods.physical.scrying skill to determine success, and uses magic guild points. The magic.methods.spiritual.abjuring skill defends against scrying.

Although extremely difficult, it is possible to successfully scry with a crystal ball with a magic.methods.physical.scrying bonus of 146 (see Research).