Easy Passage

The corridor pulses and convulses like a living thing before settling down to normalcy once more.

Component Cost: 150 gp
Market Price: 360 gp
Key Skill: Arcana, Nature
Level: 6
Category: Exploration
Time: 30 minutes
Duration: 24 hours (special)

You create a slight dimensional warp along the length of a corridor, allowing it to hold larger creatures or objects than it otherwise could. A creature of a size that would normally have to squeeze through the area can instead move and act freely. A creature one size category too large to enter the space at all can instead do so by squeezing.
    Your Arcana or Nature check result determines the maximum dimensions of the area affected.

Arcana or Nature Check ResultArea Affected
9 or lowerUp to 1 square wide and 2 squares long
10–19Up to 1 square wide and 4 squares long
20–29Up to 2 squares wide and 4 squares long
30–39Up to 2 squares wide and 8 squares long
40 or higherUp to 3 squares wide and 12 squares long


    For example, a Huge creature with a space of 3 (9 squares) could freely move through an area 2 squares wide and could squeeze into an area 1 square wide. A Gargantuan creature with a space of 4 (16 squares) could freely move through an area 3 squares wide, and could squeeze into an area 2 squares wide, but would still be unable to enter an area 1 square wide. The ritual’s effects last for 24 hours.
    Optional Focus: You can extend the duration of this ritual indefinitely keeping a focus in the vicinity. This ritual focus is a small hand, sculpted of platinum, worth 100 gp. The Easy Passage lasts as long as the focus remains within the affected area. You can hide or protect the ritual’s focus in any way you like, as long as it remains within the area defined by your Arcana or Nature check result.

Published in Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons, page(s) 85.