Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (small stone with a hole through it)
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target a piece of ground or floor, no more than 10-ft. square in size
Duration 1 hour/level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no
The pit created by this spell can be no more than 10-foot square and must be placed on solid ground. A dungeon floor works fine. A piece of floor occupied by a creature or object cannot be used. Thus, it is impossible to open an endless abyss under the feet of another person.
Creatures or objects can fall into the pit after it has been created however, and doing so causes them to enter the extra-dimensional space. A person who falls into the pit never hits the ground and can conceivably be rescued if the rescuers can get to him before he starves to death or dies of thirst. A creature capable of flying can attempt a DC 25 Fly check each round to escape the pit as a full-round action.
When the spell’s duration ends, the pit opening disappears. Another endless abyss cast on the same area of ground reopens to the same pit, however, so rescuing “trapped” comrades is still conceivable.
Even though the pit is bottomless, it has no actual effect on anything (floors of a dungeon, etc.) that is beneath the location where it’s created.
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