Dead Magic Zone

A Dead Magic Zone or “Magical Death Zone” is a space that suppresses (and sometimes entirely dispels) permanent enchantments, dispels temporary enchantments, and entirely prevents the casting of new spells.

Properties

Upon entering a Dead Magic Zone, all personal and item enchantments, beneficial or otherwise, are temporarily suppressed. Characters within a Dead Magic Zone may not cast new spells. Characters casting spells outside of the zone may not target any person, creature, object or space within the zone with a spell; any attempt to do so fails at the zone’s boundary. (Fireball spells fizzle into nothing as they cross the boundary, attempts to teleport into the zone result in the teleporting characters remaining where they were at the time the spell was cast, etc.)

Origins

See Null Magic Zones.

Theories

See Null Magic Zones.

Rules

Characters entering a Dead Magic Zone must take the following actions at the beginning of each round:

  • For each permanent enchantment effecting the character, he must make a Will saving throw (DC the number of rounds he spent inside the dead magic zone) or have the effect converted to a temporary enchantment lasting 3d6 weeks; such a dispelled effect may be made permanent again with a ’’permanency’’ spell. (If 2 + 1/2 the caster level of the enchantment is better than the character’s saving throw bonus, he may instead use that.)
  • For each non-permanent enchantment effecting the character or his items, he must make a Will saving throw (DC 5 + the number of rounds he has spent inside the dead magic zone) or have the effect dispelled.
  • For each magical item worn, the character must make a Will saving throw (DC 5 + the number of rounds the item has spent inside the dead magic zone) or have its effects permanently dispelled. (If the item’s own saving throw — 2 + 1/2 Caster Level — is better, the character may use that instead. If the item is not worn or carried, it must make its own saving throw each round.)

Upon exiting the zone, all suppressed enchantments are immediately restored.

Dead Magic Zone

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