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Devouring Cloud

School conjuration (creation) [air]; Level: magus 3, sorcerer/wizard/summoner 3, witch 3

Components: V, S, M (and a carnivore’s tooth)

Casting Time: 1 standard action

Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./level)

Effect: Fog spreads in 10-ft. radius, 10 ft. high

Duration: 1 minute/2 levels

Saving Throw: None; Reflex negates (see text); Spell Resistance: yes

This spell functions like fog cloud, except the cloud roils with morphing images of large, cloudy, monstrous or skeletal maws. These maws can extend out to grab any creature of size Large or smaller within 5 ft. of the exterior edge of the cloud and instantly drag them into one of the center squares of the cloud (Reflex negates). Once in the center of the cloud, the maws let go and the creature is free to act on its next turn, but it is still subject to the vision impairing effects of the cloud. Targets that have been previously grabbed are immune to further grab attempts by the cloud. Likewise, once a target successfully saves, it is immune to further dragging attempts by the cloud. The cloud can only attempt to drag one creature per round. If more than one creature is within range of the cloud maws, randomly determine which one the cloud maws attempt to grab. The caster is not immune to dragging attempts by the cloud. Creatures with spell resistance who resist the spell are immune to its vision impairing effects as well as its grab attempts.

A moderate wind (11+ mph) disperses the cloud in 4 rounds; a strong wind (21+ mph) disperses the cloud in 1 round.

This spell does not function underwater.

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