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Fool's Gold
Deception 3

You turn a pile of base metal or lesser coins into a mound of gold.

Time: 1 minute
Duration: Special
Component Cost: Varies
Market Price: 125 gp
Key Skill: Arcana

Fool's Gold is a 3rd-level ritual.[AP:155]

You create an amount of illusory gold that vanishes after a certain amount of time. The gold looks, feels, and smells like real gold and weighs as much as real gold. You create an amount of false gold equal to the amount you spend as the ritual's component cost times a multiplier based on your Arcana check result. Your Arcana check result also determines how long the illusory gold exists. For example, if you expend 100 gp as the component cost and you achieve a result of 25 on your Arcana check, you create 1,000 gp worth of illusory gold that lasts for 4 hours.

Arcana Check Result Duration/Multiplier
9 or lower 1 hour/×2 multiplier
10–19 2 hours/×5 multiplier
20–29 4 hours/×10 multiplier
30–39 8 hours/×20 multiplier
40 or higher 24 hours/×100 multiplier

Any creature can discern the true nature of the illusory gold by succeeding on a Perception check or Arcana check against a DC equal to your Arcana check result.