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Writhing Tentacles

School conjuration (creation); Level sorcerer/wizard 4

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

EFFECT

Range touch
Target one touched book
Duration 1 hour/level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

DESCRIPTION

Whenever anyone but the caster touches or opens the protected book, writhing gray tentacles emerge from the ground in a 5 ft. radius centered on the book. The spell creates 1d4 tentacles, plus an additional tentacle per caster level up to a maximum of fifteen tentacles. For example, an 8th level wizard creates 1d4+8 tentacles. Each tentacle is 20 feet long (Huge) and has the same saves as the caster at the time of casting. It has an AC 16, 1 hit point/per caster level and an attack bonus of +1/per caster level. The tentacles also have construct traits. The tentacles attack as mindless creatures, randomly striking anything, including anything larger than a tiny object. On a successful hit, the tentacles deliver 1d4 points of damage, and also secrete thin, black mucous through their porous skin. Any creature struck by one of the tentacles must make a successful Reflex save DC16 or be blinded by the foul liquid for 1d6 rounds. The tentacles are immobile, and once summoned remain in existence for 1 round/per caster level or until slain, whichever occurs first.

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