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.
- Abbey, Lynn. The Forge of Virtue. Questar Fantasy: 1991. Pages 33-35, 37, 86, 108, 179-182.
|Spells of the Ultima Saga|
|Linear||dust-be-gone ☥ handfire ☥ hearthfire ☥ mother's-voice ☥ rust-proof ☥ soothing hands ☥ stir-the-pot|
|1st Circle||An Nox ☥ An Zu ☥ In Lor ☥ Mani|
|2nd Circle||Rel Hur|
|3rd Circle||Kal Wis Por Mani ☥ Vas Flam ☥ Vas Lor|
|4th Circle||Des Por ☥ In Sanct|
|5th Circle||Rel Tym ☥ Vas Tym Sanct Grav|
|6th Circle||An Xen Ex ☥ Des Por Vas ☥ In Vas Sanct|
|7th Circle||Sanct Lor ☥ Xen Corp|
|8th Circle||An Tym ☥ In Mani Corp ☥ Vas Corp ☥ Vas Rel Por|
|Spellweaving||Arcane Stairway ☥ Time Wall|
|Dark Magic||Enthrall ☥ Scry ☥ Nightmare ☥ Summon Gazer ☥ Create Miasma ☥ Call Shadowlord|