Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a blue crystal)
Range personal (aura)
Target 15-ft. radius around caster
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Fortitude; see text; Spell Resistance yes
You generate a glowing field of blue energy that first immobilizes and then petrifies foes. Creatures within the radius of the spell (including the caster) receive Fortitude saving throws; a successful save means the creature suffers no effect from the aura that round. Failing one such saving throw immobilizes the creature, reducing its movement rate to zero and making it flat-footed. Failing a second save petrifies and transforms the creature into a statue of blue crystal. The caster always gains a +2 profane bonus to these Fort saves, and if the caster turns to crystal the spell ends immediately, leaving the caster immobile.
In crystal form, the creatures gain hardness 5 and retain their own hp. Crystal creatures can see, hear, and smell normally, but they do not need to eat or breathe. Feeling is limited to those sensations that can affect the quartzlike substance of the individual’s body. Chipping is equal to a mere scratch, but breaking off one of the statue’s arms constitutes serious damage, and damage dealt this way should be rolled normally (once the statue’s hardness 5 has been accounted for).
If the crystal statue resulting from this spell is broken or damaged, the subject (if ever returned to its original state) has similar damage or deformities. The creature is not dead while in crystal form, but it does not seem to be alive either when viewed with spells such as deathwatch.
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