Friday, April 15, 2011

Invisible Servants

A bottle and three dirty goblets floated in and landed on the table. ‘About time,’ grumbled the sorcerer. After a moment, when the invisible servant had presumably left, he went on, ‘I declare, there is no decent help to be had these days....' -- Three Hearts and Three Lions - Poul Anderson

That is a classic D&D image. The spell would be seen by many as a waste, but having it to use was very wizardly. It allowed for actions outside of combat. It showed in it's simplicity that there is more to D&D than killing things.


  1. It's not even completely useless against enemies. I'd say strangling someone in their sleep, or when they're guarding, is a workable interpretation of the effects.

  2. Well, had to go and look stuff up, my memory ain't what it used to be. The spell I was thinking of is Unseen Servant - which did not allow for any attacks. It looks like you are referencing Invisible Stalker, which is much more potent.