Spell Lock

Skill: alteration/time 21

Backlash: 20

Difficulty: 16

Effect Value: 31

Bonus Number to: effect

Range: 10 (100 meters)

Duration: 9 (10 minute)

Cast Time: 0 (one second)

Manipulation: control

Spell Lock is a focused spell. This spell alters the flow of time around a spell just cast, slowing the spell process to a halt. The mage shouts the words "spell lock" while casting the spell, making certain to stop speaking just before finishing the phrase. The effect value must be greater than the skill total generated by the target spell. A bubble of temporal stasis appears, freezing the spell in one place, holding the process in check. The spell lock holds the target spell for one minute, or until the caster of the releases the spell to continue on its path.