Mordenkainen's disjunction was a powerful abjuration spell that reduced magic items and effects to their basic components, effectively and permanently canceling them.
To Zakharan mages, always reluctant to acknowledge ajami names and accomplishments, the spell was known simply as disjunction, and counted among the spells of the universal province.
The spell caused all magic effects and items to be broken down (or "disjoined") into their basic components. The spell even had a chance of overcoming the effect of an antimagic field if the caster was sufficiently powerful. In effect, magic items were stripped of their magic and reverted to mundane items and any spells in effect in range were instantly ended. The wearer of a magic item subjected to disjunction might try to ascertain their own willpower to try to prevent the item from being disjoined.
Mordenkainen's disjunction was so powerful that not even artifacts were entirely immune to its dissociating magic. There was a chance, albeit small, that an artifact could also be stripped of its magic, also permanently maiming the magical capabilities of its wearer. Of course, the destruction of a powerful artifact ran the risk of calling the attention of powerful beings associated with that artifact.
- ↑ Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.
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- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.