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|Prerequisite:||Level 2 Aegis Spell|
|Target:||Fixed location focal point|
|Brief Description:||Creates a 20 foot protective bubble around caster|
Sanctuary creates a twenty foot diameter protective bubble centered around a flag or a tag bag placed in a fixed (unmovable) location. If you leave the area of the sanctuary the spell ends immediately.
A sanctuary is a twenty-foot diameter bubble of magical force, focused on a spot indicated by the source. Even though the bubble appears as a dome, it is assumed to form a complete bubble with the lower half manifesting below the ground. In order to use this effect, a blue flag or tag bag must be placed on the ground indicating the center of the sanctuary. The sanctuary does not move from that point and the source must stay within the effect's area or the sanctuary will end immediately.
Only magic spells can enter a sanctuary effect. This allows magic users to cast from inside the bubble but also makes them vulnerable to spell from the outside. Physical objects are prevented from entering the sanctuary, so those outside of the effect may not fire ranged weapons into the sanctuary.
Some effects that protect against magic can allow a character to enter a sanctuary. Gasses will not enter the sanctuary but it is assumed that the bubble contains enough air to support any number of people for the duration of the effect.
All beneficiaries may move around inside the sanctuary without ending the effect as long as they stay in its area of effect. If an occupant other than the effect's source decides to leave the sanctuary, the effect does not end and that character may not reenter the sanctuary. Any character, friend or foe, within ten feet of the sanctuary's center at the time of its creation are automatically enclosed in the bubble.
Because only magic may enter the sanctuary effect if a character partially exits the effect (including, but not limited to, swinging a weapon outside of the effect), the parts of the character (and any gear) that exited the sanctuary can't be brought back into the sanctuary effect.
If a sanctuary is raised in a place where a twenty-foot diameter bubble would not have room to form, such as a tunnel, it is assumed to manifest completely but will not effect adjoining areas that might contain other characters. This means that players with no reasonable way to know a sanctuary is in play are not affected by being within 20 feet of it until they move to a location where they can be made aware the effect exists.
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.