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Cantrip

Magic Points:

NA
Range:

NA
AoE:

NA
Cast:

NA
Duration:

NA
Damage:

NA
Occutism:

NA

Description:

Cantrips are minor magical effects studied by casters during their apprenticeship. Cantrip is not a 'spell' in the traditional sense. Instead casters use their Occult skill to tap minute amounts of magical energy as practice . This allows the caster to create minor magical effects of short duration.

So minor are these effects that they have severe limitations. They are completely unable to cause a loss of hit points, cannot affect the concentration of spellcasters, and can only create small, obviously magical materials. Furthermore, materials created by a cantrip are extremely fragile and cannot be used as tools of any sort. Lastly, a cantrip lacks the power to fully duplicate any other spell effect.

Whatever manifestation the cantrip takes, it remains in effect only as long as the wizard concentrates (the caster makes a new Occult skill roll every segment to maintain concentration). Wizards typically use cantrips to impress common folk, amuse children, and brighten dreary lives.

Common tricks with cantrips include tinklings of ethereal music, brightening faded flowers, glowing balls that float over the caster's hand, puffs of wind to flicker candles, spicing up aromas and flavors of bland food, and little whirlwinds to sweep dust under rugs. Combined with the unseen servant spell, these are the tools to make housekeeping and entertaining simpler for the wizard.