When cast, the spell allowed a caster to hide an item's magical aura, allowing the nature of the item to be undetectable to spells. If identify was used on the item, it would reveal that the aura was hidden or false, and the item's properties became known.
In addition to verbal and somatic components, the spell required a material component, which was a piece of silk cut into a square. During casting, the caster had to glide the silk over the target object.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 182, 188, 192, 257–258. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 72. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 168. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.