Randal's Unseen Scribe (3.5e Spell)
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|Level:||Brd 1, Wiz/Sor 1|
|Components:||V, S, M|
|Casting time:||1 standard action|
|Range:||Close (25 ft + 5 ft/2 levels)|
|Effect:||One invisible scribe|
A minor variation on the unseen servant, the unseen scribe was also invented by Randal Greycastle. Frustrated with taking notes in the field (often a dangerous proposition), he invented the unseen scribe so he could have both hands free for fighting while still dictating his notes on the creature he was facing. Needless to say the first draft of his notes needed heavy revising, as they were filled with gibberish attempts at spelling verbal spell components, angry profanity, and exclamations of excruciating pain.
This creates a scribe that will studiously jot down whatever the caster says as long as the duration lasts in the caster's own handwriting on any paper that the caster dictates. The scribe can open books and shuffle through papers, but can't manipulate anything else and cannot affect magical books or scrolls in any way. If it runs out of paper, it will wait for the caster to designate a fresh sheet, and it will never write over existing text.
Material component: A quill pen and a jar of ink.