Analyze portal

Level: Bard 3, Portal 2, sorcerer/
wizard 3
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 minute
Range: 60 ft.
Area: Cone-shaped emanation from
you to the extreme of the range
Duration: Concentration, up to
1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: See text
Spell Resistance: No
Seeing with a magic eye, you sense the
portal. Studying it, knowledge about the
portal comes into your mind as though
it was a memory you could not recall
until now.
You can tell whether an area contains
a magical portal or the effect of a gate
spell. If you study an area for 1 round,
you know the sizes and locations of any
such portals in the area. Once you find
a portal, you can study it. (If you find
more than one portal, you can study
only one at a time.)
Each round you study a portal, you
can discover one property of the portal,
in this order.
• Any key or command word needed
to activate the portal.
• Any special circumstances governing
the portal’s use (such as specific
times when it can be activated).
• Whether the portal is one-way or
• A glimpse of the area where the
portal leads. You can look at the area
where the portal leads for 1 round;
the range of your vision is the spell’s
range. Analyze portal does not allow
other divination spells or spell-like
abilities to extend through the
portal. For example, you cannot
also use detect magic or detect evil
to study the area where the portal
leads while viewing the area with
analyze portal.
For each property, you make a caster
level check (1d20 + caster level)
against DC 17. If fail, you can try again
in the next round.
Analyze portal has only a limited
ability to reveal unusual properties,
as follows.
• Random Portals: The spell reveals
only that the portal is random and
whether it can be activated now. It
does not reveal when the portal starts
or stops functioning.
• Variable Portals: The spell reveals
only that the portal is variable. If you
study the portal’s destination, the
spell reveals only the destination to
which the portal is currently set.
• Creature-Only Portals: The spell
reveals this property. If you study
the portal’s destination, the spell
reveals where the portal sends
creatures. If it is the kind of portal
that sends creatures to one place and
their equipment to another place,
the spell does not reveal where the
equipment goes.
Gaining the benefits of the amorphous body
spell can be disconcerting
Illus. by C. Frank
• Malfunctioning Portals: The spell
reveals only that the portal is malfunctioning,
not what sort of malfunction
the portal produces.
Material Components: A crystal lens
and a small mirror.