Etherealness

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NameEtherealness
SchoolTransmutation
LevelAPeace 9, Arc 9, Beguiler 9, Clr 9, Portal 7, Portal (alt) 7, Shu 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Wuj 9
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge Time30 minutes
RangeTouch; see text
TargetsYou and one other touched creature per three levels
Duration1 min./level (D)
Spell ResistanceYes
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 228
Short Description

Travel to Ethereal Plane with companions.

Living GreyhawkOpen

You and other willing creatures joined by linked hands become ethereal, along with your equipment. Besides yourself, you can bring one creature per three caster levels to the Ethereal Plane. Once ethereal, the subjects need not stay together. For the duration of the spell, you are in a place called the Ethereal Plane, which overlaps the normal, physical, Material Plane. When the spell expires, you all return to material existence.

An ethereal creature is invisible, insubstantial, and capable of moving in any direction, even up or down, albeit at half normal speed. As an insubstantial creature, you can move through solid objects, including living creatures. An ethereal creature can see and hear on the Material Plane, but everything looks gray and ephemeral. Sight and hearing onto the Material Plane are limited to 60 feet.

Force effects and abjurations affect an ethereal creature normally. Their effects extend onto the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, but not vice versa. An ethereal creature cant attack material creatures, and spells you cast while ethereal affect only other ethereal things. Certain material creatures or objects have attacks or effects that work on the Ethereal Plane.

Treat other ethereal creatures and ethereal objects as if they were material.

If you end the spell and become material while inside a material object (such as a solid wall), you are shunted off to the nearest open space and take 1d6 points of damage per 5 feet that you so travel.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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