I didn't make it!
I am making a spell that damages health over an area on target, and I want the graphic for this spell to be a flash of white light (like the area effect of a restoration spell). So I made a script that has the effect of fortify magicka. The result of this is the targets have a white swirl around them and there is no area flash. I'm thinking the solution to this would be to make a script that damages health and attach it to a restoration spell. Am I right here? And how do I do this?
Additionally, can someone give me an example of how to trigger an event on self when something is picked up or read?