Creation is the sphere for conceiving matter from nothing. With Creation, a long sword could spring to hand from thin air, a stone wall could surround an opponent, or a forest fire could be drenched with gallons of water.
The cost of a basic Creation effect is governed by the volume of substance created, by its value, by the complexity of its shape, and by its corrosiveness (e.g., acid). To create a substance, the mystic must be familiar with it. The mystic must have either studied a sample of it within the past day, have a sample of it in his possession, or have knowledge of how to craft it if it is complex.
For example, to create a sword when none is present, he must have at least one rank in Craft (Weaponsmithing) and pass a Craft check (DC 15, or DC 25 if masterwork). If an actual sword is present, the mystic can create a sword without craft knowledge, but it cannot be of higher quality than that of the model sword.
1: Create up to 1 ft size (length + width + height) of harmless substance in a simple shape, worth up to 1 cp. [Permanent]
For example, a small ball of iron could be created.
+1: +5 ft size (length + width + height)
+1: Double material value
For each point spent, the maximum value of the substance doubles. For example, Leander the mystic wizard creates a gold piece (valued at 100 cp) with Creation 8 (maximum value 128 cp). Alternately, he could create a diamond valued at 1,000 gp with Creation 18 (maximum value 217 cp = 131,072 cp = 1,310 gp).
Shape complexity (DM discretion—see table below for examples)
For each creature or creature’s possession within the desired creation area, add +2 to the effect’s shape complexity, and each such creature gets a Will save to negate the effect.
|Additional cost||Shape complexity description|
|+0||Simple shapes (e.g., blocks, spheres, a simple quarterstaff)|
|+1||Simple items (e.g., a drinking glass, ammunition such as bolts and arrows, a sword sheath)|
|+2||Normal items (e.g., simple musical instruments, swords, many tools)|
|+4||Intricate or tricky items (e.g., an outfit, most musical instruments, a spyglass)|
|+10||Complex mechanical objects|
+1: +1d6 corrosion damage
Damage must be divided up to do a certain amount of damage each round. Every round, at least one die of damage must be inflicted. For example, Ellwood the mystic bard creates a flask of 7d6 acid using Creation 7. Upon creating it, he decides the acid will deal 4d6 damage the round it contacts a creature, 1d6 damage the following round, and finally 2d6 damage during the third round of contact.
+1: +1d6 damage due to temperature extremes
If the created object is very hot or very cold, it may deal an amount of damage when touched. Less extreme temperatures, such as an object that is pleasantly warm to the touch, do not cost extra. As time passes, the object will heat up or cool down normally—that is, it is not magically sustained at an unnatural temperature.
- Uncreation – A mystic can, within the first hour after creation, “uncreate” the created object by touching it, regaining one half of the Creation points used to create the object.
- Temporary Creation – Instead of created objects being permanent, they are temporary (minutes), and paying extra for increased value is not necessary. Such created objects have a certain essence to them that is unmistakable upon touch (so paying someone in magically created gold, for example, would probably not be a good idea). Created objects can be warded like any other temporary mystic effect.
- Soul Focus – In conjunction with Temporary Creation, a new mystic feat—Soul Focus—allows for the mystic to spend 10 EP per point of Creation at the time the object is created to make the object permanent, eliminating its magical essence.