Detect Mana

Spell Access Level: Orison
Mana Cost: 0
Potion / Rune / Scroll / Wand: No / No / No / No
Cast Time: 1 Swift Action
Range: Visual
Duration: Concentration

The caster can detect whether something within their visual range is magical or not by the object giving off a bright blue glimmer. They cannot discern what type of spell the magic is or how powerful and instead can only determine that magic is present or that it is derived from mana
Enchanted items have the entire item glow while individual or inactive runes have only the rune glowing. If a spell is active or covers an area of effect, the entire effected area glows to indicate where the spell begins and ends. Only creatures with the “Aura” defensive trait give off a magical glow unless the creature is enchanted, under the effects of an immediate spell, or are constructed of mana themselves such as Eidolons.
The spell can only be used if the caster has the Vision sense and cannot be used with other visual replacement senses such as echo-location, tremor sense, scent, or anything else other than “Vision” itself. Attempting to do so automatically fails. However, the range of the spell does increase if the range of the caster’s vision increases such as by using a telescope or increased senses via spells or technology including artificial or augmented vision.
If the caster has an affinity then they can look for specific sources of mana or that “Mana” spells is being used such as for their bloodline or various traits. What kind of affinity can be seen depends on the caster’s Mana Affinity.

  • Fire – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of fire and combustion and their elementals
  • Water – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of flowing or stagnant water including water pipes, ground water, and their elementals
  • Earth – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of earth including sand, specific rocks, jewels & gems, types of metal including silver, gold, meteorite, steel and their ores, constructs, and other types of natural or refined earth and their elementals
  • Air – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of air including strong wind, steam, clouds, specific types of gases including oxygen or carbon monoxide, and their elementals
  • Electricity – Can be used to natural or magical sources of electricity including magnets, electrical wiring, lightning, static electricity, the magnetic poles of planets including discerning True North, and their elementals
  • Cold – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of cold including snow, ice, void, and their elementals
  • Light – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of light including photonite, infrared and ultraviolet light, radio wave transmissions, and their elementals
  • Shadow – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of shadow and their elementals
  • Acid – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of acid including specific types of chemicals, toxins, poisons, and their elementals
  • Ethereal – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of ethereal including spirits, ethereal targets, and their elementals
  • Divine – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of divine including blessed and holy targets, deities, and their elementals
  • Psychic – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of psychic including thoughts and creatures with minds, psychic energy, and their elementals
  • Qi – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of qi including radiation, qi auras and energy, activated chakras, cosmic forces and energy, and their elementals
  • Life – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of life including living creatures, life force energy, and their elementals.
  • Death – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of death including the undead, corpses, death energy, diseases, and their elementals
  • Time – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of time including time anomalies, distorted disruptions in time, and their elementals
  • Gravity – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of gravity including distorted or bent gravity, strong sources of gravity including planets, and their elementals
  • Null – Can be used to find natural or magical sources of null including eldritch beings and their elementals
  • Joy – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of joy and their elementals
  • Sorrow – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of sorrow and their elementals
  • Fear – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of fear and their elementals
  • Anger – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of anger and their elementals
  • Love – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of love and their elementals
  • Hate – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of hate and their elementals
  • Neutral – Can be used to find natural and magical sources of neutral and their elementals