Programmed Image

Level: Bard 6, Illusionist 6
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: An Image spell
Duration: Permanent until triggered, then as original spell
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Spell Points: 11

“Programming. It’s a new idea in magic.”

This spell suppresses the targeted figment until a specific condition occurs. The spell is effectively placed in stasis until triggered (not using up the remainder of the spell’s duration), at which point it resumes normally.

You set the triggering condition (which may be a special word) when casting the spell. The event that triggers the illusion can be as general or as specific and detailed as desired but must be based on an audible, tactile, olfactory, or visual trigger. The trigger cannot be based on some quality not normally obvious to the senses, such as alignment. (See Ventriloquism for more details about such triggers.)

Augment: If you spend 4 additional spell points, the program does not end when first triggered (changing the duration to be truly Permanent). You may set a second trigger that suppresses the image again, or have the image suppressed after a certain period of time has lapsed. The spell then resumes watching for the original trigger.