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River of Blood

School conjuration (creation); Level sorcerer/wizard 3

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (ink crafted from humanoid blood)

EFFECT

Range touch
Target one touched book
Duration until discharged (D)
Saving Throw Reflex half (see text); Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION

Whenever anyone other than you opens the warded book, a river of globular, black blood spews from its pages dousing everyone within a 10-ft. radius of the book. The vile substance inflicts 5d4 points of damage and also nauseates affected humanoids for 5d4 rounds. A successful Reflex save halves the damage, but does not negate nausea. Nauseated victims can attempt a Fortitude save each round after the first to end the nausea effect.

Extremely popular among evil necromancers, this spell’s material component requires the usage of ink crafted from humanoid blood. Triggering the spell destroys all spells penned with the ink. It can be removed with a dispel magic or whenever the caster elects to end the spell.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Ink & Quill. Copyright 2002, Bastion Press, Inc. Author: Thomas Knauss.