|Erkenbard the Eyeful|
Erkenbard the Eyeful wrote:Secondly, running water blocks Locate Person, but the spell acts like Locate Object, which is blocked by a thin sheet of lead. So would lead also block Locate Creature?(not that the boy was in a lead-lined room).
Reading the RAW, I'd have to say yes, locate creature is blocked by both running water and lead. Although that brings up an interesting question, how does the running water part work?
A thin sheet of lead can block all lines from the caster to the target; we are probably all imagining that the lead is oriented like a wall when we think of it blocking the spell. But running water is usually oriented like a floor. All lines of effect would pass over it. If having the LOE pass over a stream blocks it, how high above it does it go? Or how far below? Or would you have to hide behind a waterfall?
Good question, Erkenbard.
Good questions Scott! And thanks guys for confirming what I thought ... I did have it correct. Just wanted to check. I guess a waterfall could block it as the water is kind of running down. But it's probably based on streams and rivers ... I guess a running-water stream completely blocks it no matter how high or how far below. But I am happy to be over-ruled! Also, there could be an underground stream that the players cannot see if they cast it in a city. What about water flowing through sewers?