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Star’s Heart

Star’s Heart

School illumination (transmutation); Level sorcerer/wizard 9

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (an ioun stone)

EFFECT

Range Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Area up to one 10-ft. cube per two levels
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw none; see text; Spell Resistance no

DESCRIPTION

This spell increases gravity tenfold, and all creatures in the area other than you drop all held objects and fall prone and helpless. If some solid object (such as the ground) is encountered when flying or levitating creatures fall, objects and take triple normal falling damage.

Any affected standing creature must make a DC 20 Strength check each round or fall prone. Once prone, creatures remain crushed by their own weight and suffer 3d12 hp bludgeoning damage each round until they make a successful DC 25 Strength or Dexterity check, at which point they stop taking damage but must continue making Strength checks to stand and stay upright.

Failing another Strength check means the creature falls prone again and again begins taking damage as before.

All ranged attacks fall to the ground and miss in the area of the spell. This includes ranged touch attacks, thrown weapons, arrows, bolts, magical flaming spheres, and so on. The only exceptions are bolts of force.

Affected creatures may take free or swift actions but may not move or take standard actions. Creatures under the influence of a freedom of movement spell gain a +8 circumstance bonus to all Strength or Dexterity checks required by this spell. At the end of the spell’s duration, affected creatures must make a Fortitude save or be exhausted. Creatures that save successfully are fatigued.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Deep Magic. � 2014 Open Design LLC. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Tom Benton, Creighton Broadhurst, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Charles Lee Carrier, Tim Connors, Adam Daigle, Jonathan Drain, Mike Franke, Ed Greenwood, Frank Gori, Jim Groves, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Sam Harris, Brandon Hodge, Phillip Larwood, Jeff Lee, John Ling, Jr., Chris Lozaga, Ben McFarland, Nicholas Milasich, Carlos Ovalle, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Wade Rockett, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Amber E. Scott, Neil Spicer, Owen K.C. Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Christina Stiles, Matt Stinson, Stefen Styrsky, Dan Voyce, and Mike Welham.