Effermhor's Hypersonic Assault
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|Effermhor's Hypersonic Assault|
|Description||Sonic area attack.|
|Components||beeswax candle (consumed), jar of screaming mandrake roots|
|Tome||Invoakatyons in thee Mysterie of Wynd|
Effermhor's Hypersonic Assault (abbreviated as EHA) is an offensive spell that creates a sound-based area of effect attack.
This spell costs 40 GP to cast and takes up 30 units of mind space.
The following skills are used in the stages of this spell:
- a beeswax candle (consumed)
- a jar of screaming mandrake roots (only consumed on bad failure)
You check the best-before date and tap the top of the jar of mandrake roots, sensing their potential. You squish the candle into two lumps and stick a lump in each ear. You gingerly open the jar and mutter a quick oath of binding on the roots. Swirling one finger in the air above the jar, you form a small cyclone. The conical cyclone begins to amplify the screaming of the mandrake roots.
The cyclone swirls around you.
The horrendous screaming noise suddenly changes as the mandrake roots begin to sing in close harmony. This even penetrates your beeswax earplugs! You smash the jar in disgust.
(Jar is lost)
There is another failure message where your clothes are all removed instead of losing the jar. Details needed.
What others see
Wizard takes a close look at a jar, and taps its lid. Wizard squishes a candle into two lumps and sticks one lump into each ear. Wizard gingerly opens the jar and mutters something under his breath at the contents. Wizard swirls his finger in the air above the jar. It seems to be getting windier. A screaming sound appears on the edge of hearing and begins to increase in volume. The cyclone swirls and heads towards you. You ignore the sound completely. The cyclone dissipates into the atmosphere and the sound fades away.
Does damage to all in the room. Unlike Pragi's Fiery Gaze and G'flott's Olfactory Nightmare, trolls are equally affected.
It's possible that Wee Flaudia's Fluffy Ear Muffs provides some protection against this spell.
Pragi's Fiery Gaze, G'flott's Olfactory Nightmare