3e SRD:Prying Eyes

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Prying Eyes
Level: Sor/Wiz 5
Components: V, S, M
Casting time: 1 minute
Range: One mile
Effect: Creates 1d4 levitating eyes +1 eye/level
Duration: 1 hour/level (see text)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

The character creates ten or more semitangible, visible magical orbs (called "eyes") that move out, scout around, and return as the character directs them when casting the spell. When an eye returns, it relays what it has seen to the character and then disappears. Each eye is about the size of a small apple and can see 120 feet (normal vision only) in all directions.

The spell conjures 1d4 eyes plus one eye per caster level. While the individual eyes are quite fragile, they're small and difficult to spot. Each eye is a Fine construct that has 1 hit point, has AC 18 (+8 bonus for its size), flies at a speed of 30 feet with perfect maneuverability, and a +16 skill modifier on Hide checks. The eyes are subject to illusions, darkness, fog, and any other factors that would affect the character's ability to receive visual information about the character's surroundings. An eye traveling through darkness must find its way by touch.

When the character creates the eyes, the character specifies instructions the character wants the eyes to follow in a command of up to twenty-five words. Any knowledge the character possesses is known by the eyes as well.

In order to report their findings, the eyes must return to the character's hand. Each replays in the character's mind everything it has seen during its existence. It takes an eye only 1 round to replay 1 hour of recorded images.

If an eye ever gets more than one mile distant from the character, it instantly ceases to exist. However, the character's link with the eye is such that the character won't know if the eye was destroyed because it wandered out of range or because of some other event.

The eyes exist for up to 1 hour per caster level or until they return to the character. After relaying its findings, an eye disappears. Dispel magic can destroy eyes. Roll separately for each eye caught in an area dispel. Of course, if the eye is sent into darkness, then it's very possible that it could hit a wall or similar obstacle and destroy itself.

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