Curtain of Fire

School conjuration [fire]; Level sorcerer/wizard 9


Casting Time 3 rounds
Components V, S, M (a fire opal worth at least 25,000 gp)


Range long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level)
Effect moving 20-ft.-tall curtain of fire, 20 ft. long/level
Duration 1 min./level
Saving Throw Fortitude special (see text); Spell Resistance yes


You bring into existence a curtain of flickering purple and pink flames that burns the life out of everything it touches. The curtain moves in a direction of your choice at a rate of 5 feet/round, consuming all organic matter in its path. Once a direction is chosen, that is the direction the curtain moves; it cannot move back over an area it has incinerated, as it has no fuel to burn.

The flames themselves seem cool; the curtain puts out no heat as it devours the very essence of life from the soil, plants, and materials it passes through. All organic material coming into contact with the curtain is treated as if struck by a disintegrate spell. Living creatures touching the wall are also treated as if struck by a disintegrate spell with a Fortitude save to avoid the effect (consult the disintegrate spell for details). Buildings and items made from stone or metal are unharmed by this spell, but hiding within a building is not a safe option as the magical fire can penetrate up to 2 feet of stone or 2 inches of any metal to turn living matter into lifeless ash. The magical fire burns life out of the very soil as well, extending its horrid power to a depth of 5 feet beneath the surface of the earth.

Areas struck by curtain of fire are easy to ascertain as they are nothing but lifeless scars of black dust and sand unable to support any life.The caster can cast this spell only once per week.

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