Bottled Arcana

Bottled Arcana

5th-level transmutation (alkemancy)

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Components: V, S, M (an empty glass container)
Duration: Special

By touching an empty, stoppered glass container such as a vial or flask, you magically enable it to hold a single spell. To be captured, the spell must be cast within one round of casting bottled arcana and it must be intentionally cast into the container. The container can hold one spell of up to 3rd level. The spell is held in the container until it’s released or 24 hours have passed. After 24 hours, the container reverts to a mundane vessel and any magic still inside it dissipates harmlessly.

As an action, any creature can unstop the container, thereby releasing the spell within. If the spell has a range of self, the creature opening the container is affected; otherwise, the creature opening the container designates the target according to the contained spell's description. If a creature opens the container unwittingly (it doesn't know the container holds a spell), the spell targets the creature opening the container or is centered on its space (whichever is more appropriate) instead. Dispel magic cast on the container targets bottled arcana, not the spell inside. If bottled arcana is dispelled, the container becomes inert and the spell inside dissipates harmlessly.

Until the spell in the container is released, its caster can’t regain the spell slot used to cast that spell. Once the spell is released, its caster can regain the use of that slot normally.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the level of the spell the container can hold increases by one for every slot level above 5th.

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