Detect Magic

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Detect Magic
Ritual information
Deities Gufnork Sandelfon
GP cost 25
Components none
Required powers Sight Speech
Learned At 7 levels faith.rituals
Resisted By n
Angers? n
Type Miscellaneous
Steps 3
Targets object
Description Detects if an item is enchanted
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Detect Magic is a priest ritual that shows you any octarine description lines on an item--lines that would normally only be visible if you're a witch or wizard. The most common effects are enchantment and talismanhood.

Performing messages


You recite the psalm of acquisition.
You chant something holy sounding to fool the unbelievers.
You indicate your desire to find out information about an oak walking staff.


It gives off a steady but dull octarine glow.

Or, if there aren't any octarine lines:

The prayer book doesn't look any different to you.

What others see


A Detect Magic ward, when triggered, will show the victim the octarine line, as though they'd performed the ritual on the item.

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