Leticia's Ward (5e Spell)

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Leticia's Ward
3rd-level Abjuration
Casting time: 1 minute
Range: Touch
Components: S, M (chalk from the Nine Hells worth 150 gp, which the spell consumes)
Duration: Until dispelled

When you cast this spell, you inscribe a glyph on the edge of a doorway, arch, or aperture that marks the distinct transition between two spaces. The aperture may be no larger than 10 feet tall or across. During the process of inscribing this mark, you can designate what effect it has and what creatures or objects passing through the space trigger it.

The glyph is nearly invisible and requires a successful Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC to be found.

Alert. You receive a mental image of the creature or object that passes through the space. This awakens you if you are sleeping.

Barrier. An invisible barrier of force intersects the space. Only creatures and objects you designated while casting this spell can pass through this barrier.

Wrath. A creature or object that passes through the space is set ablaze with magical flames. At the start of each of its turns, it takes 2d6 fire damage. These flames cannot be extinguished by nonmagical means, and last until either the spell is dispelled, the target passes through the space again, or the target is 300 feet or more away from the glyph.

The ward will be dispelled if the glyph is destroyed or the aperture is expanded larger than its maximum dimensions.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the fire damage dealt by the wrath effect increases by 1d6 for each spell slot above 3rd. The maximum size of the aperature increases to 15 feet across at 5th level, 20 feet across at 7th level, and 25 feet across at 9th level.

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