The caster causes a small, bluish flame to burst forth suddenly upon his or her own palm. So long as the caster's palm remains open, the flame will burn. It is automatically extinguished as the fist is closed. The flame is too small and inoffensive to cause psychological reactions in creatures that fear fire and it is also too small to cause damage or be used as a weapon. It can, however, be used to ignite flammable substances, torches, lamps, etc., and it provides illumination as a candle. The caster needs to be careful with this spell as there exists the danger that his or her robes may be set on fire!