“The statement when dealing with the mundane is seeing is believing,” the lecture said. “Magic often takes this and turns it on its head. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the field of tangible illusion. In this case, to believe it is to see it, to taste it, feel it… all the senses can be fooled if the caster simply believes in the vision he has cast.”

Emery shook his head in wonder, common illusions, like hallucinations, fooled those they were cast on well enough. A tangible illusion for all intents and purposes was the thing it pretended to be.

“There are interesting uses, beyond simple entertainment purposes for tangible illusions. Can anyone think what they might be?”

For the next hour the man went on to describe everything from safe travel in even the harshest environments to medical care where there is no medical supply available. By the time the lecture was over, Emery felt like his head might explode. The idea of an illusion so powerful physically that it defied the term was bordering on insane. One thing was certain, when it came to magic, and especially illusions, seeing was not believing.

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