The Vanish spell, at first sight, apparently destroys one object in the caster's possession. However, this is incorrect. Casting it on a selected, not too-complex item (namely nothing plot relevant) causes the item to only vanish into the Void, where it is safely stored. This way, the mage can carry around heavy objects without being concerned about the weight.
To get the object back, the Reappear spell has to be cast. However, before Ultima VI, the Reappear spell was not known; therefore, in Ultima V, the Vanish spell just vanished objects without allowing the caster to re-obtain them.
|“|| Makes simple objects disappear from this world.|
- Vanish is one of the few spells not listed in the official Ultima V game documentation. Temme provides the details ingame.
|Ultima V Spells|
|1st Circle||An Nox ☥ An Ylem ☥ An Zu ☥ Grav Por ☥ In Lor ☥ Mani|
|2nd Circle||An Sanct ☥ An Xen Corp ☥ In Wis ☥ In Xen Mani ☥ Kal Xen ☥ Rel Hur|
|3rd Circle||In Flam Grav ☥ In Nox Grav ☥ In Por ☥ In Zu Grav ☥ Vas Flam ☥ Vas Lor|
|4th Circle||An Grav ☥ Des Por ☥ In Sanct ☥ In Sanct Grav ☥ Uus Por ☥ Wis Quas|
|5th Circle||An Ex Por ☥ In Bet Xen ☥ In Ex Por ☥ In Zu ☥ Rel Tym ☥ Vas Mani|
|6th Circle||An Xen Ex ☥ In An ☥ In Vas Por Ylem ☥ Quas An Wis ☥ Rel Xen Bet ☥ Wis An Ylem|
|7th Circle||In Nox Hur ☥ In Quas Corp ☥ In Quas Wis ☥ In Quas Xen ☥ Sanct Lor ☥ Xen Corp|
|8th Circle||An Tym ☥ In Flam Hur ☥ In Mani Corp ☥ In Vas Grav Corp ☥ Kal Xen Corp ☥ Vas Rel Por|