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.

Casting

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

Skills

Spellcheck results
Scale      
60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260
 
staff            
 
       
whittling            
 
       
binding            
 
       
enchanting            
 
       

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

Components

Casting messages

Casting

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.

Success

Octarine flames wash over the goatherd's crook.

Failure


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.

Effects

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 enchantedresearch, 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.

Notes

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

See also

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