With all those caveats of yours added in, then I agree - Detect Magic would likely be cast. I suppose that I have seen bad DMs who just have dudes wandering around who "supposedly" always have Detect Magic going...Ravellion said:I take it in your campaign 3rd level wizards are the most feared thieves in the land, since if you find "detect magic" a far stretch, "see invisibility", being two levels higher a spell, is probably completely unheard of?
I am sorry, but if you notice a patrol earlier didn't report back, and you scout, and you find tracks that stop somewhere, Detect magic is the first hing I would cast.
And yes, actually - wizards with Invisibility *are* feared IMC, for many reasons. (They certainly would be feared as thieves - if they could adequately open locked things and search for hidden things, and, uh, their Invisibility didn't run out so fast at 3rd level...) Nice sarcasm, though.