Saturday, September 22, 2018

Unseen Servant (spell)

Range: 60 ft.
Duration: 2 hours +20 min. per level
Area of Effect: 1 servant
Casting Time: 1 round
Saving Throw: none
Level: mage (1st)

Creates an invisible entity that is able to act in the caster's stead where duties need to be performed.  The unseen servant is effectively able to do anything included in the caster's personal list of skills ~ excepting those things that involve some form of observation, problem solving or investigation.

For example, if the caster possessed skills in alchemy, the unseen servant would not be able to identify earths or prepare ingestive poisons, as these things require problem solving and observation.  However, the unseen servant could assist in passing substances as needed, placing the made poison safely into vessels or applying to weapons, collecting every speck of mineral or metal from a table top (even from within the cracks), then washing the instruments afterwards.

If the caster were a farmer, the unseen servant would not be able to select the best place to farm, but it would be able to hoe, sow seeds, pick weeds and even harvest the crop, as these things are straightforward.

Additionally, an unseen servant can hold a torch for light, carry up to a maximum of 20 lb. of equipment or treasure, fetch fallen weapons, open doors, clean and cook as well as the caster, hold animals, carry water from the river, bury a fire, act as an assistant for any operation, bind wounds, obtain an object from a backpack or a character's clothing, search bodies or otherwise perform any similar service.

The unseen servant cannot fight or be killed.  It can be magically dispelled, however.

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