Cast this spell on an object. The object now has a handle, placed ergonomically and conveniently as possible for safe and easy moving. Or if you want, you can specify the number, shape, position, and configuration of the handle(s) if you’ve got something special in mind. Simply picture in your mind the result you want and cast the spell. If you don’t give it a picture, the magic does as it sees fit, which is always at least serviceable.
After an hour, the handles will glow for thirty seconds and then disappear. So set the thing down if the handle(s) start to glow, wait for the handles to go away, and cast the spell again. Or the caster can dismiss the handles at any time, and the handles will disappear immediately. Provided that they are not being touched. If a handle is being touched, it will not disappear when it is dismissed; it will wait until it is no longer being touched.
Note that handles disappear when their time is up, even if they are being touched. That’s not really a desirable scenario. Watch for the glowing.
Can I create a handle on living things? Can I create handles on many different objects at once? Is there any reason I can’t create a ladder out of handles? Will the handles break if pulled with sufficient force?
Hm. I think you would need the living thing’s consent to put a handle on it. If it can’t give consent, you can’t cast a handle on it. Consent is asked for and given via magic; just because it can’t talk or isn’t conscious doesn’t mean it can’t consent on a magical level. So you would cast the spell, and in the casting, consent is granted or refused. If refused, the spell would just fizzle.
You can’t cast the spell on many different objects at once, but you can just cast the spell as many times as you need.
Yeah, you can make a ladder.
The handles will not break. The object they’re attached to can break, however, so be careful.