Crondor's Mysterious Sparkling

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Crondor's Mysterious Sparkling
Spell information
Nickname cms
Guild Wizards
Type Miscellaneous
Description Permanently animates a staff to be more sparkly.
GP cost 150
Mind space 40
Thaums 8
Components ankhstone (consumed)
It requires the focus of an octogram.
Tome Intermediate Artifact Magic, fourth ed.

Crondor's Mysterious Sparkling (abbreviated as CMS) is a miscellaneous spell that makes makes a staff more sparkly, i.e., gives it item chats.


This spell costs 150 GP to cast and takes up 40 units of mind space. It is cast on a staff.


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


Casting messages


You hold the goatherd's crook aloft above the centre of the octogram.
You form a small knife of pure magic and carve a setting for the ankhstone into your goatherd's crook's interior.
You force the very essence of the ankhstone to merge with the goatherd's crook.
You empower the goatherd's crook to be able to contain the brilliance of the gem.


Octarine flames wash over the goatherd's crook.


To others

Wizard holds a goatherd's crook above the centre of the octogram.
Wizard slowly runs her hands over a goatherd's crook.
Wizard presses her eyes shut.
Wizard twirls a goatherd's crook around in circles.
Wizard looks at the goatherd's crook with a satisfied expression on her face.


This spell adds a line to the staff's description:

Sparks of octarine light run across its surface.

This line appears over the one that describes its level of enchantment, and in fact if the staff was not already enchanted  research If this has been marked on a page, it's because there was something that probably isn't known, that the person who edited the page thinks could be found out. Perhaps you could figure this thing out, and be famous evermore. , the spell will add a small amount of enchantment to it:

It occasionally pulses with octarine light.

Apart from this, the staff will emit occasional item chats, some visible only to wizards. These range from the minor (coloured smoke pouring out) to the bizarre (a warty green hand coming out), with minor effects being more common.


This spell is permanent, but can be removed in the wizard's tent on the Street of Cunning Artificers in Ankh-Morpork.

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