Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, F (a knife or similar tool made of pure, unalloyed metal, such as pure iron or gold, but not bronze), M (any dust or liquid) Optional Focus F (text of the ritual gives a +5 insight bonus on the ritual skill checks)
Skill Checks Knowledge (arcana) or Profession (Yog-Sothothery philosopher) DC 15, 1 success (diagram); Knowledge (planes) or Profession (Yog-Sothothery philosopher) DC 28, 1 success
Range 0 ft.
Diagram The circle must be exactly the space of the caster drawn with any materials. The purpose of the circle is to prevent the dimensional shambler from reaching the caster, and must be just large enough for the caster to stand in without being large enough for the shambler to materialize inside the circle.
Effect one dimensional shambler
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes
This ritual summons a dimensional shambler, which appears outside the caster’s protective circle. Although it gets a Will saving throw and spell resistance to resist being called, it suffers a penalty to each if the caster has an appropriate tome. It is not under the caster’s control until the bind dimensional shambler ritual is complete, and in the meantime will attempt to attack or abduct any available companions of the caster who are not safe inside protective circles of their own.
The dimensional shambler cannot attack or affect creatures through the barrier of a protective circle for as long as the circle remains unbroken. Shamblers are loathe to depart the place to which they have been summoned without taking a meal along to other planes.
Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos, © 2017, Petersen Games; Authors: Sandy Petersen, Arthur Petersen, Ian Starcher.