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School Evocation
Descriptor darkness
Level (1E) Sorcerer / Wizard 0

Source: Paizo Blog

Penumbra is a rare cantrip and spellcasters that usually gain access to all cantrips do not gain access to it automatically when they start their arcane careers. With the material component of a bit of soot, penumbra keeps a creature or object touched slightly in shadow. The target of this spell does not suffer any penalties or blindness caused by bright light, such as those from light sensitivity or light blindness. A caster can have only one penumbra spell active at any one time. A more powerful and more common version of this cantrip exists called protective penumbra.[1]


  1. Jason Bulmahn. (May 24, 2011). Ultimate Cantrips, Paizo Blog.