Hold Portal

Component Cost: 1 healing surge
Market Price: 50 gp
Key Skill: Arcana
Level: 1
Category: Warding
Time: 1 standard action
Duration: 10 minutes or until discharged

You magically hold shut one nonmagical door, gate, window, shutter, or similar device. Your Arcana check sets the DC for the Athletics check or Thievery check needed to force the held portal open, which discharges the ritual. A creature with training in Arcana can instead make an Arcana check against the same DC to discharge the ritual.

Published in Dragon Magazine 405.