World of Wu-Yu
Magnitude 1, Casting Time 1, Touch, Effect 5kg (11 lbs.), Duration 5 days
This useful spell suspends the decomposition of things. It is commonly used to preserve foods such as meat after a hunt or vegetables on the way to market. It is also customary in funerary rituals, to keep the corpse from rotting till rites have finished.
The process of decomposition is not stopped but only suspended. Furthermore, after the duration, decomposition will advance rapidly till it reaches the point it would have reached by that time naturally had no magic been applied.
Vendors employing this magic are legally required to apprise customers of the number of days of effect remaining for purchased goods. Failure to do so is a common deceit of unscrupulous merchants and peddlers.
The spell has no effect on living beings.