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Divinatory Expungement

5th-level abjuration

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: 300 feet

Components: V, S

Duration: Until dispelled

You designate a specific area and a time in the immediate past (no more than ten minutes ago), protecting it from divinations that would reveal what happened there and then. The area of the spell consists of up to ten 10-foot cubes, which you can arrange as you wish. Each cube must have at least one face adjacent to the face of another cube. Only divination spells of 6th level or higher can determine events taking place in the warded area during the time you designated.

For example, if a wizard were to break into a tower, then cast this spell after leaving, it would hinder the effectiveness of divinations seeking to reveal the break-in, the party responsible, or exactly what occurred. Someone using divination (a 4th-level spell) would be unable to gain information about the wizard’s activities in that time and place. Since this spell affects only the past, however, the wizard’s actions might have been observed (such as with clairvoyance or scrying) while they were ongoing.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the level of divination needed to overcome this protection increases by 1 for each slot level above 5th. Thus, using a 6th-level spell slot protects against divinations up to 6th level, a 7th-level spell slot protects against divinations up to 7th level, and so on.

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