My party recently had the good fortune to find a Wand of Detecting Enemies, but we have a couple of questions about how it’s supposed to work.
First, we have interpreted the text as meaning that enemies can be detected through walls / ignoring line of sight, out to the range of the spell. Is this correct?
Second, the party wizard recently found a Scroll of Permanency, and wants to do spell research to create the spell Detect Enemies, acting as the wand’s effect, which he would then permanentize on himself. I expected Detect Enemies to be in the ACKSPC, given that there were a host of other detection spells, but did not find it. What would be a reasonable base cost of “detect creatures with hostile intent” in the spell creation rules?