So next session, our party (5/6 of whom are D&D first-timers, myself included) is going to be facing our first really big battle, against a large amount of Drow and such. Since we have about 1.5 weeks to prepare until the next session, we're spending some time (away from the DM, mind you!) going through our character sheets and learning our feats, abilities, spells, and weapons backwards and forwards.
Basically, a paladin in our party is an Aasimar, who can use daylight, but in the presence of some sort of darkness (spell?) in the area we are, its use was negated earlier.
Which brings me to my first question: could our sorcerer use Major Image to conjure a large "room" of sorts around us, inside of which the paladin can use daylight? If so, how large could the room be (we aren't playing very strictly with 5ft squares, etc)?
I saw on the D&D wiki page for Major Image that it has a range of "Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level)", and that a "spell’s range is the maximum distance from you that the spell’s effect can occur". Does this mean that we could effectively be inside of a room made by Major Image that is 400 ft. + 40 ft.level in radius?