Magic Map

You swing a crystal focus in circles above a map until it stops, hovering over a particular spot that indicates where your quarry is located. As you watch, the crystal focus moves across the map, tracing the route taken by your quarry.

Component Cost: 325 gp, plus a focus worth 100 gp
Market Price: 800 gp
Key Skill: Arcana
Level: 9
Category: Divination
Time: 10 minutes
Duration: Special

When you perform this ritual, choose a specific creature. You must have an object that is tied to the creature, such as a bit of hair, a favorite scarf, or a personal weapon. You hold the object in one hand and suspend the focus from the other hand, holding it above a map representing a region no larger than 50 by 50 miles. If the creature is in the area, the focus is drawn to the creature’s exact location as depicted on the map. As you watch, the focus follows the creature’s movement.
Your Arcana check determines the duration of the time during which you can pinpoint the creature’s location. This ritual is only as accurate as the map that is used.

Arcana Check ResultDuration
19 or lower1 round
20–2910 rounds
30–3910 minutes
40 or higher1 hour


Focus: A crystal plumb bob worth at least 100 gp, and a body part or personal object of the creature.

Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 157.