The Banite priest first needed to prepare the two areas to be linked. These must be stone surfaces some 5 feet by 5 feet (1.5 meters by 1.5 meters) in area and the work took one hour. If the stones were not damaged, they could be reused for future castings of stone walk.
On casting the spell itself, the stones were attuned to a chosen command word. Thereafter, anyone who stood on one of the stones and uttered the command word was instantly and reliably teleported to the other.
The stones functioned a very limited number of times: initially only twice, but more often for more experienced clerics. They also had a weight limit of 550 pounds (250 kilograms), or more for experienced clerics. Creatures that went over this were not transported, yet still consumed one use of the spell.
In addition to verbal and somatic components, the spell required expensive material components. A paste composed on rubies and amber costing 2500 gp was needed to prepare each end of the link. Furthermore, a diamond also valued at 2500 gp was needed just to cast the spell. However, thereafter, activating a linked stone the required no additional cost.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 70, 124. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.