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Odem Arcanum

Check: COU/SGC/INT

Effect: Finds active magic on items or people. Enchanted objects and other sources of magic give off a red shimmer when examined with Odem. It can also increase the effectiveness of an Analyze spell or a magical analysis (see pages 268 and 299). Depending on the AE of the target, the check can suffer a penalty or receive a bonus. The spellcaster can examine only one creature or object within range, not everything that happens to be in view. The spellcaster receives information or bonuses based on QL.

QL 1: Is there magic present?

QL 2: The maximum QL you can achieve with the magical analysis check rises by 1.

QL 3: Receive a bonus of 1 on the check for the Analyze spell cast subsequently on the same target.

QL 4: Receive a bonus of 2 on the check for the Analyze spell cast subsequently on the same target.

QL 5: The maximum QL you can achieve with the magical analysis check rises by 2.

QL 6: Receive a bonus of 3 on the check for the Analyze spell cast subsequently on the same target. Bonuses to maximum QL or Analyze are not cumulative. Also, the hero receives only the highest bonus of each type. For example, a result of QL 4 for Odem grants an Analyze bonus of 2 (not 3) and the maximum QL for magical analysis rises by 1. Similarly, a result of QL 6 for Odem grants an Analyze bonus of 3 (not 6), and the maximum QL for the magical analysis rises by 2 (not 3).

Casting Time: 2 Actions

AE Cost: 4 AE

Range: 8 yards

Duration: 1 minute

Target Category: Creatures, Objects

Property: Clairvoyance

Traditions: General

Improvement Cost: A

 

Check Modifiers for Odem

Situation Modifier
Per 3 permanently bound AE +1
Per 10 effective AE +1
Minor spirits, undead, and so on -1
Elementals, lesser demons +1
Djinn, horned demons with up to 5 horns +2

 

Publication: Core Rules page 295