Arcane Matrix

I’m working on the mechanics for this concept. The concept is simple. Mages can, cooperatively, perform a ritual that creates a “magical matrix”. This matrix is an entity in and of itself and is permanent. For instance, a group of mages could get together and form an arcane matrix around a research tower.

Once the matrix is created, a spell or spells, which were designated during the forming of the matrix, are cast upon the matrix and the matrix makes the effect permanent throughout the entire matrix.

Going back to the above example, the mages form a matrix (something similar to a magical chain link fence, though insubstantial) around the tower and they cast a Protection from Evil spell on the matrix. The Protection from Evil effect is now a permanent effect where the matrix lies. The PfE would NOT exist INSIDE the area formed by the matrix, only at the line of the matrix itself (and in the case of PfE would extend 1’ way from the matrix is all direction).

. = PfE NOT in effect
# = PfE IS in effect

XX
XX = Represents the Tower
...................
...##########......
...#........#......
...#...XX...#......
...#...XX...#......
...#........#......
...##########......
...................

This would, with PfE as an example, create a “cage” that would hold an evil creature either in or out.

As per the spell description, an evil creature with SR MIGHT still be able to pass. Would need to figure out the mechanic for that as well.

Arcane Matrix

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