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Dispel Calls

The dispel magic call represents focused anti-magic that can be used to disrupt all of the magical effects on a target. When a target is hit by the dispel call, all non-permanent magical effects currently active are said to have been "dispelled". This means that they end immediately. Any spell cast on you with a duration longer than instant creates a magical effect until the duration runs out.

Items such as dilution solution create the dispel alchemy call which removes all effects from alchemical compounds on the target, other than poisons.

Tinkering items hit by a dispel magic call, have any active abilities turned off and the item’s magic is suppressed for 10 minutes. The affected item(s) must be “turned on” again to work. Please note that this effect does not apply to ornamented or weaponsmithed items, only tinkering items.

It is possible to target a magical field with a dispel effect. Magical fields include effects like sanctuary or sanctify. To do so simply requires the dispeller to hit the object protected by the field or the ground inside the field’s area of effect. Magical fields gain no benefit from any magical defenses their caster might have active at the time.

Once effects are dispelled, they may be reapplied at any time assuming the target has the means to do so.

It is possible for this call to affect other scenario specific magic, but a game master will deal with these situations on a case-by-case basis. As a rule of thumb, dispel affects only creatures and their spells.

A caster can voluntarily dispel a spell they have cast at any time by touching the spell's target. If the target is conscious and unwilling to have the effect dispelled then they may not be dispelled this way. If the caster of a spell dies, spells they have cast continue functioning as normal.

The dispel magic call never inflicts damage.

Unless modified by another call (such as poison) dispel magic is a spell effect.

Related Rules

Durations

All spells have a duration they will last. When the duration runs out the effect is over. Each spell's description will indicate how long that spell lasts. Spells last their full duration unless the effect is dispelled first. A caster can voluntarily dispel a spell they have cast at any time by touching the spell's target. If the target is conscious and unwilling to have the effect dispelled then they may not be dispelled this way. If the caster of a spell dies, spells they have cast continue functioning as normal. A spell that is dispelled ends immediately as if its duration ran out.

Items that duplicate spells, such as scrolls and potions make the user count as the person casting the spell for the purposes of voluntarily dispelling an effect.

Items such as those created with alchemy last the duration listed and can't be voluntarily dispelled, but can be removed with items such as dilution solution.

Poison Attacks Are Not Spells

When the poison call is added to any attack even a spell effect such as pin or stun that attack no longer counts as a spell. This means that immunities to spell or compulsion effects no longer apply. The attack is now a poison effect.

Source of Call Description Call

Dispel Removes magical effects from target. 'Dispel'

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