Wards are permanent magicks used to protect an area from intruders, or to keep something trapped inside the perimeter of the ward.
Multiple casters of high-level are typically required to cast the most powerful of wards. Ward magic also requires rare and expensive components. The cheapest ward costs no less than 5,000 gold pieces.
This ward prevents creatures from leaving the confines of it. Typically, these wards are used to keep dangerous creatures, items or other hazards within a restricted area.
The largest boundary wards encase entire regions and even continents. Two of the most well-known are those in Elemantum and Turgon. In Elemantum, the Zenduram created the Elemantum Boundary Ward as a way to contain the empires of Cinderfall and Artaxertus. The Turgon Boundary Ward was created to contain Demogorgon's legions. Great boundary wards like these are powered by towering monoliths made of Tolm. It takes the collective magic of dozens of wizards or divine magic to create these great boundary wards.
|Elemantum Boundary Ward||769||Elemantum|
|Maen Fyrk Boundary Ward||1611 LE||Ice Cap|
|Turgon Boundary Ward||27||Turgon|
Fear to Evil Ward
Any evil creature touching this warded area must make a Will save (DC22) or be affected by a fear spell for one turn and refuse to enter the area of effect for 1-4 days.
The Force Ward protects the area as a wall of force. The casters of the ward are immediately notified when the Force Ward has been breached. The Force Ward has a 25% chance of reflecting magic and other attacks back on the attacker.
|Nellaegaer Force Ward||1513||Abyssal Funnel|
This ward protects the area from entering by transportive spells like teleportation, plane shifting, astral travel, phasing, ethereal and other movement forms. One of these types of wards was used to close the rift inside of the Pinnacle of Chaos.
The Time Stop Ward was created by a Nithian wizard named Amrî Khêru. The ward acts like a time stop spell and is permanent. Khêru created this ward to halt the instability of a powerful magical rod named Hulêthûn.