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Message no. 1
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Smart spells? No,they are dumb.
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1993 16:14:19 -0700

As for the comment on you and your friends, I was talking abou the example not
the fact that you were talking about Shadowrun.

>>But when the caster casted the spell he had LOS, and the spell has the Corp's
>>aura "pattern" as a part of his existence. Couldn't it be possible for
>>spell to track the Corp, as a mage tracks his body when someone removes it
>>from the place where he left it, before he went to do something in the Astral

The operative word is "had". Once the target is out of view the mage no longer
has LOS. Since the spell only works in LOS, it can no longer work. It has
no idea where the target is since it is no longer where the mage told him it
was. If the target was still visible the mage could tell it where the target
is now, but with the target out of LOS, he can't.

See Ya in Shadows, "I can count the number of days I've worked
Jason J Carter since graduation on one hand." - ME!
The Nightstalker Carter@***.EDU

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