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by Mrs. Amelie Keebler Published 10 months ago Updated 4 months ago
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How do portals work in D&D 5e?

If that creature is on a plane other than the one you are on, the portal opens in the named creature’s immediate vicinity and draws the creature through it to the nearest unoccupied space on your side of the portal. You gain no special power over the creature, and it is free to act as the GM deems appropriate.

How does the portal work?

The portal has a front and a back on each plane where it appears. Travel through the portal is possible only by moving through its front. Anything that does so is instantly transported to the other plane, appearing in the unoccupied space nearest to the portal.

How long does the portal last?

The portal lasts for the Duration. The portal has a front and a back on each plane where it appears. Travel through the portal is possible only by moving through its front. Anything that does so is instantly transported to the other plane, appearing in the unoccupied space nearest to the portal.

How do you conjure a portal?

You conjure a portal linking an unoccupied space you can see within range to a precise Location on a different plane of existence. The portal is a circular opening, which you can make 5 to 20 feet in diameter. You can orient the portal in any direction you choose.

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How do you close a portal in D&D 5e?

To close a Rift, characters must succeed on a concentration (CONSTITUTION) check and spend one spell slot each attempt. If the character has no spell slots available, it counts as an automatic fail. On a failed attempt, the character takes (x)d4 Psychic damage, where (x) is the Rift's Difficulty.

How do planar portals work 5e?

The portal has a front and a back on each plane where it appears. Travel through the portal is possible only by moving through its front. Anything that does so is instantly transported to the other plane, appearing in the unoccupied space nearest to the portal.

Can Horizon Walkers create portals?

Yes, this ability should work on closed portals. For reference, the Horizon Walker's ability as found in Xanathar's Guide to Everything is called Detect Portal. Its description states: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to magically sense the presence of a planar portal.

How do you make a permanent Demiplane?

You can make this spell permanent with the permanency spell, at a cost of 20,000 gp. If you have cast create demiplane multiple times to enlarge the demiplane, each casting's area requires its own permanency spell.

What spells can stop a portal from working?

Disintegrate or other physical means were not means by which a portal could be destroyed. Successfully using dispel magic could stop the working of a portal for up to twenty four seconds. It required a Mordenkainen's disjunction spell to turn a portal permanently non-functional. Another means was the gate seal spell.

What are portals in Toril?

Portals were permanent teleportation effects that linked many places in and outside Toril, including other planes and planets. “. Ah, yes, spellspun gates. Portals, some call them. "Death-doors" is the term I prefer.

What is an impassable portal?

An impassable portal differentiated from most portals in that it could be used like a window to the destination nobody could reach, while normal portals gave off no information about its destination. Nonliving-Only Portals. A nonliving-only portal was one that allowed only nonliving material through.

What were portals in the Underdark?

Portals existed throughout the Underdark. Entire networks were the primary means people moved around in the Realms Below. Such a portal's location was often made clear by means of archways, columns, or simple stone piles, if it was part of a trade route. A site with a portal often had graffiti carved or written.

How did portals work?

Portals were magical transportation devices. When somebody touched the two-dimensional field, that person was affected by a greater teleport effect towards a pre-set destination. This was the reason why the "sticking the head through"-method to find out the destination failed. Creatures could enter and be transported by a portal, as long as they could pass through them, and objects could not. For example, one could not shoot arrows through a portal, they would not just not pass through, but bounce off. An exception to this no-object-rule were those objects carried by creatures passing through a portal. However, even this had a limit of 850 pounds (386 kilograms) and the definition of "carried" was anything touched. This weight limit had the peculiarity that an object that was touched by several creatures dropped the amount of objects the creatures could carry by its weight for all and not just for one. The limit on how many creatures could pass through a portal was the one that the builder set and the usual limit was as many creatures as wanted to pass through.

How often can a portal be created?

A portal could be created to work even less frequently than once per day dropping the cost even further, but this had a limit. A portal that allowed travel once a tenday was the limit, portals that worked even less frequently could be still created, there was simply no saving regarding the costs.

How big is a portal?

As mentioned above, a standard portal was created with a 10 feet (3 meters) radius, but could be as small as 6 inches (15 centimeters) in radius. As a rule of thumb, portals that were bigger than the aforementioned 10 feet in radius cost more for every 300 square feet fraction by another 100% in monetary cost.

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