|1||The presence and quantity of magic is known 1|
|2||The meta-category of a noun rune used is known|
|3||The category of a noun rune used is known|
|4||The verb rune used is known with 50% accuracy
|5||The verb rune used is known with 95% accuracy|
|6||The Instance rune used is known with 50% accuracy|
|7||The Instance rune used is known with 95% accuracy|
|8||Identifying the type of magic used |
|9||Identifying the school of magic used |
|10||Identifying the fingerprint of the caster |
|Information about the Caster (pick the best one)||Bonus||Information about the Runes (pick all that apply)||Bonus|
|Well known Caster||+4||All Runes Known||+4|
|Well known school||+2||One Rune Known||+2|
|Known spell caster type||+1||+1|
1The investigator will be able to tell the initial power of the spell(s) and the quantity of spells.
2Each type of spell caster leaves distinct traces. An investigator would be able to differentiate a god, from a sorcerer, from a spirit, from a psychic casting the spell.
3Each school of magic, including psychics, priests, and spirits leaves a different signature. The investigator may not know the details of the school, but they would know that it is different. A Magic Theory (Magic Schools) or similar skill may have to be used to name the school.
4Like a fingerprint, magical workings are individually unique. Though the caster may not know who the magical fingerprint belongs to, they would understand it’s differences from another magical fingerprint.
For example, Alesius is creating a Weaken Strength ring as a Trojan horse for an enemy–Tiresius. He doesn’t want the man’s sorcerer to identify the spell readily. He therefore, decides, in addition to the 12 point spell that he will cast onto the ring, he will also add 8 points of spell masking. This results in a 20-point spell and will force Alesius into a spell ceremony to cast the spell. 5 hours later, he has his ring and is all but assured that the secret of the ring will not be easily discovered. When Tiresius is given the ring, he gives it to his hired mage to investigate. the man is excellent, but cannot find any trace of the spell on the ring even though he rolled 7 successes. The mage, however, is no slouch and after his hour of investigation is still suspicious. He hands the ring over to a professional auditor. The man takes the rings and casts a Sense Magic spell on it of some power. The auditor hands it back and tells the mage that there is a Weaken Strength spell on it with a trigger of Detect Tiresius on it.
|Spell Casting||The spell casting specialization adds a bonus die to any spell that is cast.|
|Guild Signatures||A sorcerer can specialize in knowing different guild signatures. This specialty represents the specific study of magic schools and their signatures.|
|Spell Components||This specialty allows the caster to substitute alternative components for spells.|
|Componetless casting||Each level of this will offset the penalty for not having a specific type of component.|