Illusion Magic

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Illusion Magic is used to create spatially located faked sensations, that is, all created Illusions are sensed by everyone that is within sensory range, rather than being in the minds of specifically selected targets.

It deals extensively with specific Senses, such as Vision, Hearing and Smell, and also exotic or supernatural Senses like Infravision, Ultrahearing and Magic-Sensing. Illusion Magic is potentially very powerful, but is curbed in usefulness by the reliance on a vast range of Illusion Art Skills that are required. For each Sense there is an Illusion Art, and as each Illusion is made to affect one or more Senses, the illusionist Spell caster must make a SKill roll for his worst pertinent Illusion Art Skill.

Beginner illuionists are best adviced to stick mainly to Vision-and-Sound Illusions, since this requires learning only two Illusion Art Skills, but truly dedicated grand masters, such as the Ärth setting character Johan the Trickster, need to be experts in over a dozen Illusion Art Skills.

Please note that Illusions of absence are curbed by the Obscuration Illusion Art Skill (e.g. to turn someone invisible or soundless or both), as are Illusions dealing with the sense of Touch, as this is actually split into three different Illusion Art Skills (Temperature, Contact and ... Pain? Not 100% sure). It is eminently possible to create Illusions that obscure and affect the several Senes of touch; it just costs a lot of Skill Points.


The Realm of Illusion Magic

Senses and Illusion Magic

Spot Illusion

Verbally aided disbelief

Other sources of disbelief



Simple Spells

Put all Spells here that do not utilize Build Points at all, sorted according to sub-Realms or themes into sub-sections.



Build Spells

Put all Spells here that use Build Points

Build Point Usage

Define here all the things that Build Points may be spent on

Related Item Abilities

Item Abilities that are classified as belonging to this Realm for the purpose of avoiding the out-of-Realm tax on Investments.

Pertinent Enchantments

Alternate sub-Realms

Other sub-Realms that are legal choices, e.g. "horizontal" sub-Realms for Necromancy

The world

World impact

The Ärth setting

Design Notes

Log of important changes

Quick mini-glossary

See also


Table for Spells:

SL Spell
Effect CTI R. Dur. Res. Notes
Normal Strong
Very Str.
1 sn effect SM VSM cti r d no xyz

Table for Greater Spells:

GSL Spell
Effect CTI R. Dur. Res. Notes
Normal Strong
Very Str.
3 sn effect SM VSM cti r d no xyz
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