Shroud of Deception (1212)

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Shroud of Deception (1212)
Mnemonic [SHROUD]
Base Duration 1200 seconds
Added Duration 60 sec/rank of
Minor Mental
Span Cumulative
Utility Magic  
Availability Self-cast 
Minor Mental Spells
Soothing Word (1201) Utility
Iron Skin (1202) Defensive
Powersink (1203) Attack
Foresight (1204) Defensive
Glamour (1205) Utility
Telekinesis (1206) Attack
Force Projection (1207) Attack
Mindward (1208) Defensive
Dragonclaw (1209) Offensive
Thought Lash (1210) Attack
Confusion (1211) Attack
Shroud of Deception (1212) Utility
Mind over Body (1213) Utility
Brace (1214) Defensive
Blink (1215) Defensive
Focus Barrier (1216) Defensive
Vision (1217) Utility
Mental Dispel (1218) Utility
Vertigo (1219) Attack
Premonition (1220) Defensive
Mindwipe (1225) Attack
Provoke (1235) Utility

Shroud of Deception allows the caster to disguise their appearance in an illusion. This gives them the ability to visually change their race, profession, or gender, as well as their physical features to match. The SHROUD verb may be used to customize to your appearance and you can set up to 3 different profiles to use. In addition, the spell can also mimic the functionality of Shimmer Trinkets to also allow the caster to customize their inventory listing. The SHROUD verb is only accessible if you know the spell or while the spell is active.

Outside of using a hostile action to cast a dispel, there are no planned methods to "defeat" an illusion. Casting Elemental Detection will only allow sensing of Shroud of Deception, not what attributes have been disguised.

This spell has a mechanical benefit of modifying trade modifiers based on the perceived race of the player.

Spell Rank Attributes

Rank Attribute
* profession
0 race
0 culture
0 gender
0 hair color
0 hair style
0 hair texture
0 hair quirks
0 complexion
0 eye color
0 eye characteristics
0 nose
0 face
0 distinguishing marks
0 height
0 age
50 uncommon
50 unique

[*] Profession allows you to select another profession's level based titles and uses your Minor Mental spell ranks to determine eligibility (e.g. to use the Warlock title, a level 70 Sorcerer title, it requires 70 Minor Mental spell ranks.

The Uncommon and Unique options unlock once the caster knows 50 Minor Mental spell ranks and allows you to override your complete appearance. Uncommon are a list of options to pick between and Unique is for a rare service ability to completely customize it yourself.

Uncommon options include:

a normal townfolk
an ordinary citizen
a suspicious character
a ragged beggar
a bright-eyed youth
a hardened veteran of war
a well-dressed aristocrat
a refined courtier
a colorfully garbed minstrel
an affluent merchant
an industrious artisan in work-roughened clothes


The SHROUD verb may be used to construct a profile prior to casting the spell. Every aspect of a configuration (such as eye color) change requires 1 mana and 3 seconds of cast roundtime. Example:

Race set to 'Dark Elf' for profile 1.

Profession set to 'Sorcerer' for profile 1.

Hair color set to 'black' for profile 1.

You will now use profile 1 when casting Shroud of Deception.

>INCANT 1212
You fold your hands and deeply intone a sonorous mantra, focusing your mind upon the Shroud of Deception spell...
Your spell is ready.
You gesture.
Your appearance shimmers briefly.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.


Your appearance shimmers briefly.
Your appearance briefly shimmers.

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