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The Forge of Virtue
Words of Power: KAL WIS POR MANI
Reagents: unknown
Circle: 3rd

This article or section is about the Ultima Saga series of novels. The information within may not apply to Ultima V or other Ultima games.

Using the Homunculus spell creates a mystical glass globe containing a humanoid lump. This figure must be made with clippings from a living person, such as hair, skin, and nails. This person will become linked to the globe, and can thereafter be scryed using the globe.

Dripping amber oil on the globe and intoning Kal Wis Por Mani will cause the figure within the globe to take on the resemblance of the target. The figure will spin to point in the direction that person can be found, regardless of how far away they are. Only extradimensional travel, or death, will render the homunculus inert.

After several uses of this spell, the homunculus will be used up, and vanish.

Note: It has been seen that dark magic effecting the target of this spell can sometimes be displayed in the homunculus globe while active. Although unreliable, this can be used to determine if a person is in danger.


  • Balthan used this 3rd Circle spell to create a homunculus for Althea, even though he was only ranked to use 2nd Circle magic.
  • Although Balthan used his own clippings, which would allow Althea to track himself, there is no reason to believe that this is a limit of the spell.


Spells of the Ultima Saga
Linear dust-be-gonehandfirehearthfiremother's-voicerust-proofsoothing handsstir-the-pot
1st Circle An NoxAn ZuIn LorMani
2nd Circle Rel Hur
3rd Circle Kal Wis Por ManiVas FlamVas Lor
4th Circle Des PorIn Sanct
5th Circle Rel TymVas Tym Sanct Grav
6th Circle An Xen ExDes Por VasIn Vas Sanct
7th Circle Sanct LorXen Corp
8th Circle An TymIn Mani CorpVas CorpVas Rel Por
Spellweaving Arcane StairwayTime Wall
Dark Magic EnthrallScryNightmareSummon GazerCreate MiasmaCall Shadowlord