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Ice Bridge

School conjuration (creation) [cold, water]; Level druid 4, magus 4, ranger 3, sorcerer/wizard 4, witch 4


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M/DF (a piece of concrete)


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Effect bridge of ice
Duration instantaneous (see text)
Saving Throw see text; Spell Resistance no


You create a bridge made from ice. The ice bridge is 1 foot thick, 5 feet wide and up to 10 feet long per caster level. It may be a flat span, or it may have an arch at its center. The arch’s apex may be up to 1 foot high per caster level. Each end of the ice bridge must be anchored on a solid surface such as earth, stone, wood, or even ice otherwise the ice bridge immediately collapses and shatters into tiny pieces. Each 5-foot square of the ice bridge has a hardness of 0 and 36 hit points. A section of bridge whose hit points drops to 0 shatters, causing the entire bridge to fail.

You may move across the ice bridge without penalty.

Other creatures unable to move across ice without hindrance move at half their normal speed with a successful DC 10 Acrobatics check. Failure by 4 or less means the creature failed to move that round and must succeed at a Reflex save to avoid falling prone.

Failure by 5 or more means it cannot move that round and automatically falls prone. Creatures opting not to move on their turn do not need to make the preceding check.

The ice is an instantaneous effect, but persists as nonmagical ice. As long as the temperature remains at or below freezing (32° Fahrenheit, 0° Celsius), the ice bridge lasts indefinitely. Each minute of exposure to temperatures above the freezing point deals 1 point of damage to every 5-foot section of the ice bridge. This damage increases by +1 for every nine degrees Fahrenheit (five degrees Celsius) or fraction thereof that the temperature exceeds the freezing point. Thus, a bridge conjured in a tropical forest where the temperature reaches a balmy 80° Fahrenheit (26° Celsius) would take 6 points of damage every minute from the warm conditions.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Icebound Copyright 2021, Michael Mars; Author: Tom Knauss