Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer

Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer
Spell information
Nickname ?
Guild Wizards
Type Defensive
Description
GP cost 60
Mind space 60
Thaums 12
Components octogram and small crystal(s)
Tome Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss

Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer is a defensive wizard spell that protects against elemental damage.

Acquisition

This spell is found in the spellbook Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss.

Casting

This spell costs 60 GP when cast, and takes up 60 units of mind space. The spell is targetted at the crystal or crystals you wish to use for the spell; the shield always appears on the caster.

Skills

The following skills are used during the stages of this spell:

Components

This spell requires an octogram and one or more small crystals, which are consumed. You may use more than one crystal of the same colour.

To protect against fire damage, you need a red crystal.

To protect against cold damage, you need a blue crystal.

To protect against acid damage, you need a green crystal.

To protect against gas damage, you need a yellow crystal.

To protect against lightning damage, you need one of each colour crystal.

Casting messages

Casting

There is some variation as to what the spell looks like.

You prepare to cast Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer on a small red crystal.
You examine a small red crystal.
You feel how the octogram affects magic nearby. or
You sense the magical field of the octogram.
You count the faces of a small red crystal and the points of the octogram. or
You observe the symmetries of a small blue crystal and the octogram.
You stare deep into a small red crystal.
You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist.
You hurl a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram. or
You drop a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.

The line, "You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist," does not always appear.

Success
A small red crystal and the octogram seem to twist and merge into a hazy red stream of light, which rises and surrounds you.
Failure

From outside
Wizard examines a small red crystal.
Wizard seems to be looking at your feet. or
Wizard stares at her feet.
Wizard looks appreciatively at a small red crystal. or
Wizard looks at a small green crystal and counts.
Wizard stares deep into a small red crystal.
Wizard holds a small blue crystal, three small green crystals and three small red crystals tightly in her fist.
Wizard hurls a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.

Stacking

You may recast the spell with a different colour of crystal to add its effects to the shield. You may also recast with the same colour, to get a stronger-appearing shield. It's uncertain how this effects the strength or duration of the shield. research

Effect

From the outside, the shield looks like this:

She is surrounded by a hazy glow containing pale swirls of red.

When more than one colour of crystal is used, the shield looks like this:

She is surrounded by a hazy glow containing pale swirls of red and pale swirls of blue.

The colours of the swirls correspond to the colours of the crystals used. There appear to be different levels, possibly relating to strength:

• pale swirls
• faint streaks

This spell shows up in shields as:

 * You are protected by an elemental shield against damage from <elements>.