Erase

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NameErase
SchoolTransmutation
LevelBrd 1, Rune 1, Sor/Wiz 1
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeClose (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
TargetOne scroll or two pages
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowSee text
Spell ResistanceNo
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 227
Short Description

Mundane or magical writing vanishes.

Living GreyhawkOpen

Erase removes writings of either magical or mundane nature from a scroll or from one or two pages of paper, parchment, or similar surfaces. With this spell, you can remove explosive runes, a glyph of warding, a sepia snake sigil, or an arcane mark, but not illusory script or a symbol spell. Nonmagical writing is automatically erased if you touch it and no one else is holding it. Otherwise, the chance of erasing nonmagical writing is 90%.

Magic writing must be touched to be erased, and you also must succeed on a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) against DC 15. (A natural 1 or 2 is always a failure on this check.) If you fail to erase explosive runes, a glyph of warding, or a sepia snake sigil, you accidentally activate that writing instead.

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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