Causes a small written symbol to appear in the text of the selected written work. When read, a small but perfect replica of the caster springs into being and strikes at the nearest living creature (but does not attack the occultist who cast the spell).
Its attack is made at the caster's Brawl skill. If it strikes successfully, the victim is engulfed in a shimmering amber field of force, frozen and immobilized until released, either at the caster's command, by a successful Dispel Magic spell, or until the caster stops maintaining the enchantment.
Until then, nothing can get at the victim, move the shimmering force surrounding them, or otherwise affect them. The victim does not age, grow hungry, sleep, or regain spells while in this state. They are not aware of their surroundings.
If the replica misses its target, it dissipates in a flash of brown light, with a loud noise and a puff of dun-colored smoke that is 10 feet in diameter and lasts for one segment.
The spell cannot be detected by normal observation, and Detect Magic reveals only that the entire text is magical. A Dispel Magic can remove it; an Erase spell destroys the entire page of text. It can be cast in combination with other spells that hide or garble text.