Level: Sor/Wiz 3
Components: S, M
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: 10 miles/level
Effect: Magic sensor
Duration: 1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
This spell turns a specially crafted "viewing mirror" into a device that can show you the view from any other mirror within range, provided the target mirror is on the same plane of existence. You must either be aware of a target mirror's position or precisely state a target location. Furthermore, the target mirror must provide a clear and stable image - the spell cannot scry using the reflection of rippling water or burnished metal, for example, although a still pool of mercury would qualify. If there is no suitable mirror at the target position the scry mirror only shows a grey fog. You can change the scry mirror's target position as a standard action, allowing you to switch the viewpoint at will.
This spell creates an invisible magic sensor that appears in the target mirror. Creatures under observation may notice this sensor (requires a Spot check with DC 30, or DC 10 if the creature can see invisible objects), which resembles peering eyes that match your own. As with all divination (scrying) spells, the sensor has your full visual acuity, including any magical effects.
You must concentrate to use a scry mirror. If you do not concentrate, the scry mirror is inert until you again concentrate. Breaking either the target mirror or viewing mirror immediately ends the spell. The viewing mirror shatters to powder when the spell ends.
Material Component: A mirror crafted by a spellcaster that costs 5 gp.