School evocation [darkness]; Level cleric 2, witch 2
Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal worth a total of 100 gp)
Range 0 ft.; see text
Effect one symbol
Duration see text
Saving Throw Fortitude negates (see text); Spell Resistance yes (see text)
This spell functions as symbol of death, except upon activation the light level within 60 feet of the symbol immediately drops to darkness, regardless of existing lighting conditions. All creatures within 60 feet of a symbol of darkness must make a Fortitude save or become fatigued. This effect cannot make a creature already fatigued become exhausted. Unlike symbol of death, symbol of darkness has no hit point limit; once it is triggered, a symbol of darkness remains active for 1 minute per caster level.
Symbol of darkness can be made permanent with a permanency spell by a caster of 10th level or higher for the cost of 5,000 gp.
Path of Shadows, © 2015, Ascension Games, LLC; Author Christopher Moore