|This material is published under the OGL|
|Evocation [[[SRD:Darkness Effect|Darkness]]]|
|Level:||Ass 3, Blg 3, Clr 3|
|Casting time:||1 standard action|
|Duration:||One day/level (D)|
This spell causes an object to radiate shadowy illumination out to a 60-foot radius. All creatures in the area gain concealment (20% miss chance). Even creatures that can normally see in such conditions (such as with darkvision or low-light vision) have the miss chance in an area shrouded in magical darkness.
Normal lights (torches, candles, lanterns, and so forth) are incapable of brightening the area, as are light spells of lower level. Deeper darkness counters and dispels any light spell of equal or lower level, including daylight and light.
If darkness is cast on a small object that is then placed inside or under a lightproof covering, the spell’s effect is blocked until the covering is removed.
Daylight brought into an area of deeper darkness (or vice versa) is temporarily negated, so that the otherwise prevailing light conditions exist in the overlapping areas of effect.