Escaped spells/Archive 1

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Escaped spells manifest as (rather dangerous) forms of energy that makes many chats and remain inside the room where the spell escaped.

They can be released when trying to remember from scrolls or trying to educe from hag stones.

The resulting energy forms can be captured.

Forms and colours

The form of the energy is based on the mind space occupied by the spell or trick. In order:

Mind space Form
ball
orb
60 substantial sphere

The colour depends on the type of the escaped spell. Tricks are considered to be misc spells.

Spell type Energy colour
Offensive Red
Defensive Green
Miscellaneous Multicoloured

Spells escaping from scrolls

Spells can sometimes escape when you're trying to remember them from scrolls.

Wizard spells seem to escape best when the spellsize and mindspace left are almost the same, ostensible because the less space left the harder it is to remember the spell.

This is what it looks like:

> remember Crondor's Mysterious Sparkling from scroll
You start remembering Crondor's Mysterious Sparkling from Cms Scroll.
The magic spell erases itself from the book as it escaped into the air.
Oh no!  The spell slips out of your mind and materialises nearby!
> l
<room description>
A substantial sphere of energy is tracing a multicoloured pattern in the air.
> l sphere
A writhing mass of pure energy; it darts around in sudden fast moving jumps.  You cannot make out any substance from the hazy blur - it moves around far too much to be certain of anything.  Except that it looks unhappy.
It is in good shape.
It is tracing a multicoloured pattern in the air.
The substantial sphere of energy zips around the room.
The substantial sphere of energy zips around the room.
The substantial sphere of energy leaves a trail of colours as it moves.
The substantial sphere of energy leaves a trail of colours as it moves.
The substantial sphere of energy leaves a trail of colours as it moves.
The substantial sphere of energy zips around the room.
The substantial sphere of energy zips around the room.
The substantial sphere of energy shimmers into and out of existence.
The substantial sphere of energy shimmers into and out of existence.
The substantial sphere of energy zips around the room.
The substantial sphere of energy shimmers into and out of existence.
The substantial sphere of energy collapses in on itself, then winks out.

This particular sphere lasted for 7+1 minutes and 34 seconds.

The former scroll is left blank, but still in your inventory.

Illusions escaping from scrolls

It is unclear if illusions made with Torqvald's Illusion Generatrix fail like tricks.research

Spells escaping from spellbooks

It has been stated by creators that it is no longer possible for spells to escape when trying to remember them from spellbooks.

Spells escaping from small hag stones

It is rather easy to have the spells escape when trying to educe them. Basically, even with a high bonus of magic.items.talisman it is nearly impossible to succeed educing a spell if you would have less than 5 mind space left after educing it.

When failing to educe, the hag stone might stay intact or it might explode.

Tricks escaping from large hag stones

It is also possible to have escaped energy if you fail to educe tricks from large hag stones.

Since tricks are all considered to be misc spells, they leave multicoloured energy.

While it is also possible to capture the energies of tricks inside a klein bottle, they do not show up in the bottle after capture. This is probably because tricks are not real.

Capturing escaped spells

It is possible to catch escaped spells and escaped tricks but the latter will not show up in the klein bottle once captured.

To do this, you need to hold a (closed) klein bottle and you must be armed with a butterfly net, which is a weapon of type misc.

You then need to capture the escaped energy which will enter you into a fight with the energy which can be extremely dangerous since it uses some kind of energy attack that can bypass some shields and armour like other fire-like attacks. Furthermore, normal attacks don't harm them and they absorb spells targeted at them. Please note that you need to capture, not just attack, even if you do fight the escaped energy after doing so.

This goes as follows:

>hold net
>hold bottle
>capture sphere in bottle with net
You attempt to capture the substantial sphere of energy.
  [You fight the orb until you pass a skillcheck, probably against fighting.melee.misc]
You capture the substantial sphere of energy in your butterfly net and wrestle it into the Klein bottle.

Escaped energy cannot be caught if the klein bottle is open, you will just fight them.

Escaped energy do not follow opponents into other rooms.

Floaters do block normally, which can make this process somewhat less dangerous.

On success escaped spells will be caught inside the klein bottle. Escaped tricks just disappear.

You can release the escaped spells trapped in a klein bottle by opening it but if you do some of the escaped spells return to the room and all the escaped energies of the room attack you.

Escaped spells or tricks only last about 10 minutes when loose in a room, before dissipating:

The substantial sphere of energy shimmers out of existence.

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