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Re: (TFT) Lux

From: Peter von Kleinsmid <pvk@oz.net>

How about an illusion of a fire? Shouldn't put out any real light, but would those fooled by the illusion possibly think it did?

I found a post from March 2001 that covered this exact point. Here is the reprint, and link to the original thread. As you can see below, I agree with your take on it. The thread is actually quite long and it was discussed in some depth by all.


Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 18:31:05 -0600


From: Thorn <edt@dopey.ne.mediaone.net>

Oyez, Oyez, assembled worthies!

Before the court today, the case of Illusory Light.

Or more clearly, does an Illusion of a firey or glowing object emit
light such that it may be used to read by?

    If either the caster or the person(s) viewing the page actually knew
what was on that page then yes.  To restate.  If the Wizard knows what is on
the page then yes, the information would appear for all to see.  If anyone
viewing the page under an illusiory light knows what woud be seen then yes,
everyone else (including the caster) could see the lite text.
    In support of this stance, and to further illuminate on the question at
hand, Here is a small qoute.  It is describing what an illusion of a fighter
with a sword could paint on another person.  Specificaly they had just been
talking about how the viewers of an illusion contribute psychic energy to
the effect of the illusion.

    "If you are killed by an illusion, your armor and clothes will seem to
be hacked; wounds will appear on your body, and blood will flow.  But after
the fight is over and the attacking illusion is gone, all the apparent
injury to your gear will vanish - and there you'll lie, hacked to bits
inside your undamaged armor - a victim of the wizard's cunning and your own
    - Advanced Wizard

   In conclusion, if it please the court, I submit as physical evidence the
first half of the second sentence from "Images and Illusions" Page 4 of AW.
It States "A wizard can create an image or illusion of anything real, . . ."
 Light is real.  Hence it can be represented with an illusion.

    David Michael Grouchy II

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