Polliwiggle's Puissancy Probe

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Polliwiggle's Puissancy Probe
Spell information
Nickname ppp
Guild Wizards
Type Miscellaneous
Description Sense the magical power of a target.
GP cost 15
Mind space 10
Thaums 2
Components none
Tome Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything

Polliwiggle's Puissancy Probe (abbreviated PPP) is a miscellaneous wizard spell that gives you an idea of the target's magical power.

Effects

On success, there are several messages you can get. The messages can reveal a possible spell the target has, from a very limited list of possible spells (NES, Pragi, or Stacklady only known spells so far).

  • "No power, no glint of lightning nor thaumaturgical might, whirls around <person>."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is not very puissant."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is slightly puissant."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is fairly puissant and he could conjure up a really nice bunch of flowers."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is moderately puissant."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is extremely puissant."
  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is amazingly puissant."

Target has NES:

  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is amazingly puissant and he could turn you into a pile of greasy dust and a pair of smoking boots."

Target has Stacklady:

  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is amazingly puissant and he could turn you into a frog with a snap of his fingers."

Target has Pragi:

  • "From the flows of magic, you guess that <person> is amazingly puissant and he could turn you to cinders with a wave of his hand."

Casting

Skills

Spellcheck results
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This spell uses the following skills in its stages:

Casting messages

Casting
You stare hard at Unlucky Charlie, watching the flows of magic around him.
You turn your head and watch Unlucky Charlie from the corner of your eye.
Success
No power, no glint of lightning nor thaumaturgical might, whirls around Unlucky Charlie.

(This varies.)

Failure (target left before the spell finished)
The thaumaturgical probe fizzles into a shower of octarine sparks, exhausted by the attempt to reach so far.
To target
Wizard stares straight at you.
Wizard squints at you from the corner of her eye.
To others
Wizard stares at Unlucky Charlie, apparently fascinated by him.
Wizard squints at Unlucky Charlie from the corner of her eye.

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