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11 April 2012

[A to Z April] J is for Jalbion's Liquid Jewel (spell)

Jalbion’s Liquid Jewel

Level: Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3
Components: V,S,M
Casting Time: 1 round
Range: Touch
Target: 1 gemstone of 100 gp/2 caster levels
Duration: Permanent, see text
Saving Throw: Will negates (object)
Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

When cast, this spell transforms a stone, gemstone, or jewel (either precious or semi-precious) into a puddle of liquid that closely resembles tar. The stone, gemstone, or jewel can be worth no more than 100 gp per 2 caster levels. The spell is usually cast after placing the stone, jewel, or gemstone atop the open mouth of a glass bottle or flask. As the spell takes effect, the stone is liquified and flows into the container. The container must thereafter be sealed to prevent the premature restoration of the stone. The stone remains in that form until it has been exposed to air for a number of rounds equal to the caster’s level. At that time it returns to its exact original form and condition, so long as the volume of the liquid has not been reduced. If the volume of the liquid is reduced in any way, the jewel is destroyed and the liquid transforms instead to useless, worthless dust.

This spell was originally created by a brilliant bard, highly skilled in magic. Jalbion Royalrouge seemed to be a magnet for attracting highwaymen. He suffered humiliation and theft at the hands of highwaymen nearly every time he traveled to a new town. With every theft he lost several costly jewels – jewels intended for spell components and his own financial support. After considerable research and much trial and error, Jalbion discovered the means to transform precious stones into worthless liquid, thus disguising the jewels from potential theft and thwarting highwaymen.

Material components: a lump of tar.

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