As Drow Nobles have detect magic as a constant, what can evade their sight?
I'm unsure about these 2 normal situations:
- a) A person who has some magic item trying to sneak up on the Drow
- b) An item in a wooden chest
a) If the person tries to use Stealth, there is a huge problem. The Drow sees the aura of the person's items, which stands out if there is no other (stronger) aura in the area, and there is not thick stone wall between them. Am I right that in this case, the person can't sneak up on or hide from the Drow? (Invisibility does not work, as stated in other questions, as invisibility can be broken by detect magic. Thus at the latest, on the third turn the Drow would be able to target the person.)
b) Detect magic can see through the chest. That means that without "magic aura", or the magic item being divine in nature, the Drow can see the aura, and latest at the third turn determine what form the item has. Is there any possibility to avoid this without having to resort to those 2 things?
On b) Similar: Is there any way, aside from magic aura, to hide a magical trap from a Drow Noble?