One chosen being in close range was liberated from any magical or mundane effect that restricted their movement, such as the spells binding, entangle, imprisonment, maze, sleep, slow, temporal stasis, and web; forms of petrification; effects that caused paralysis and stunning; and grapples and pins. For imprisonment and maze, the caster needed to know the victim's name and background and cast the freedom spell at the location where they were entombed or banished into the maze.
Freedom was the reversed form of the spell imprisonment.
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