By Sherwood Smith
Emras, a scribe assigned to the clever and lovely Princess Lasva of Colend, is on trial. yet why? Emras had observed Lasva to the barbaric, martial land of Marloven Hesea years prior to so Lasva may perhaps subscribe to her betrothed, a Marloven prince. yet ahead of Emras left Colend, she used to be charged with a mystery venture from her queen: to observe her new domestic for indicators of the insidious and unsafe effect of Norsunder—a magical land as soon as considered legend, yet referred to now to exist.
What went incorrect? If Emras was once performing on orders from her queen, why is she on trial now?
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The wind starts at the “subject” hex; it blows in a stream 1 hex wide, for a distance in hexes equal to 5 times the energy put into it, and then dissipates. This wind may cause “knockback” (see p. B106) on someone it hits; roll I die for every full 2 points of energy in the spell, each turn the wind hits them. 8 points of “knockback” will push someone back 1 hex. Duration: 1 minute. SPELL LIST Cost: From 1 to 10. 1 produces a gentle breeze; 4 a wind; 6 a heavy wind: 8 or more a violent blast. Cost to maintain is the same as to cast.
Base Cost: 4; half to maintain. Time to cast: Same as Windstorm. Prerequisite: Windstorm. Lightning Missile Lets spellcaster shoot a bolt of lightning from his fingertip. A good missile spell (see p. 11); not as destructive as Fireball, but accurate at longer ranges. It has SS 13, Acc +3, ½D 50, Max 100. Tends to short out electronic equipment when used in a high-tech environment. However, a lightning bolt cannot be fired through a metal grid, between bars, from within a car, etc. - it will jump to the metal and be lost.
Cost doubles if subject must resist cold of 40 degrees below zero or more; cost triples if subject must resist the cold of absolute zero. Prerequisites: Create Fire, Heat. Item: Staff, wand or jewelry. Affects wearer only. Cost to create: 800 energy, a $500 emerald and a $200 black onyx. Area Prevents ignition of fires within the affected area; matches won’t light, flint won’t make sparks, and so on. Will not extinguish a fire brought in from outside the spell’s area, although such a fire would fail to ignite anything else.
Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith