Grease (Spell)

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Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 1
School: Conjuration (creation)
Elemental School: earth 1


Casting Time: Standard Action
Components: V, S, M (A small dab of butter, sculpted into a magical sigil, worth 1 gp.)


Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./two lvls)
Target or Area: one target creature, or, one object, or, 10-ft. square (a 2x2 surface)
Duration: Until the end of the current encounter (only castable during combat)
Saving Throw: No saving throw granted
Save DC: -
Spell Resistance: No


You murmur lubricious phrases, the words seeming to ooze from your form, as you smear butter over both hands.
A Grease spell can be used one of three ways, to produce specific effects.
The first is to cover a 10-foot space of a solid surface with a layer of slippery grease. Make a Caster Check for each creature using a movement type that requires a surface in the area when the spell is cast. If your check equals or exceeds the target's Maneuver Defense value, the target loses its footing and falls to a knee, becoming Quelled in its space. A creature may Walk within or through the area of grease if they make an Acrobatics check against the Maneuver Defense of the caster. Failure means it loses its footing, can’t move that round, and is treated as Flat-footed until its next action. Creatures who stand still within the area and do not move on their turn, do not need to make this check and are not considered Flat-Footed. It is possible to use movement types that do not require a surface (Flight, Hover, Vault, Burrow, etc.) to bypass the hazardous surface.
The second way this spell can be used is to create a greasy coating on an item within the spell's range. Unattended objects are always affected by this spell, while an object wielded or employed by a creature requires a Caster Check from the caster. If the caster check equals or exceeds the target's Maneuver Defense, the creature immediately drops the item. If any creature attempts to pick up a unattended object that has been affected by a grease spell, it must make a Maneuver Offense check against the caster's Maneuver Defense to succeed.
Finally, the caster can cast grease on a creature's armor (presumably an ally), granting that creature a+2 circumstance bonus to Maneuver Defense checks made resist grapple checks.