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Hieroglyphic Barrier

5th-level abjuration (cleric)

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: 60 feet

Components: V,S

Duration: concentration, up to 10 minutes

You create a screen of glowing hieroglyphs and translucent pictograms in an Egyptian style up to 100 ft. long, and 10 ft. tall. The hieroglyphic barrier does not block line of sight but does provide light obscuring in both directions to creatures on the opposite side of the barrier.

The glowing glyphs and images shed bright light within 10 feet and normal light 10 feet beyond this.

In addition to the visual effects described above, any creature passing through a hieroglyphic barrier is affected as if the barrier were a glyph of warding. The caster must designate the type of glyph at the time of casting and it cannot be changed thereafter. If the caster chooses an explosive glyph effect, the hieroglyphic barrier deals damage individually to each creature passing through it (Dexterity saving throw for half ); it does not create a burst. If the caster chooses a spell glyph, the casting time increases to 1 round and the spell to be imbued into the hieroglyphic barrier is also cast and expended (including any material components) as part of this casting. A creature that successfully saves against a spell glyph effect is thereafter immune to that spell glyph effect, even if it passes through the hieroglyphic barrier more than once.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a 6th level spell slot or higher, the damage from an explosive rune increases by 1d6 for each slot level above 5th, or you can store a spell one level higher than 3rd for each slot level above 5th.

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