Span (spell)

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Span conjures a bridge of humble appearance, able to reach across an open space between two solid points. The span may appear to be more or less solid as desired, but is always something unpretentious in design, as though erected by ordinary persons rather that someone of professional or artistic means. Once the spell is cast, it cannot be dispelled at will by the caster; the magic is too strong, and must wait until the spell's duration runs out.

Range 10 ft. per level
Duration 1 hour per level
Area of Effect 10 ft. span per level, 1 ft. wide per level
Casting Time 3 rounds
Saving Throw none
Level cleric (5th)

In width, it may be up to 1 ft. per level — and despite its appearance, will be capable of supporting up to 4 tons at one time. Even if the bridge seems lacking in slats, as in the picture shown, carts and wagons roll fluidly across its surface, animals find their footing without trouble and melee may take place on the bridge without special chance of anyone falling.

A more decrepit surface serves to discourage others from crossing, should the caster be in flight from pursuers. The latter are sure to presume the bridge couldn't have be crossed by riders or by vehicles. However, should others attempt to use the bridge, it works as well for them as it does for the caster.

If either point upon which the bridge has been fixed collapses or falls, this also will dispel the span.