Bride of Sathla

School abjuration; Level 5


Casting Time 16 hours (2 phases of 8 hours)
Components V, S, M (herbs, oils, and incense worth 1,000 gp), F (body of a ritually drowned sentient humanoid, traditionally female)
Skill Checks Knowledge (nature) DC 22, 1 success (diagram); Knowledge (planes) or Profession (Yog-Sothothery philosopher) DC 22, 1 success
Range touch
Diagram the body is cut into seven pieces, and buried in a heptagram around the area’s edge
Area 800-ft. radius emanation centered on a fixed point
Duration 1 year/level
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes


The Tcho-Tcho use this ritual—which prevents the entry of extraplanar creatures—to protect their villages.

The corpse’s liver is removed, dried, and preserved. While the dried liver is within the area and the body parts remain buried, extraplanar creatures are barred from entering the area. Upon first interacting with the ward, a creature can ignore it with a successful Will save and spell resistance, but if both fail to overcome the ward, it cannot try to enter again for 1 month.

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Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos, © 2017, Petersen Games; Authors: Sandy Petersen, Arthur Petersen, Ian Starcher.

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