Gammer Shorga's Clever Creeper

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Gammer Shorga's Clever Creeper
Spell information
Nickname gscc
Guild Witches
Type Miscellaneous
Description Creates a twisted vine ring.
GP cost 70
Mind space 20
Thaums 4
Components piece of clay, smelly seed (both consumed)
Crystal None

Gammer Shorga's Clever Creeper (also knowns as vine ring) is a miscellaneous witch spell that creates a twisted vine ring.


This spell can be learned at 35 levels of magic.spells.misc. It is taught by Granny Weatherwax and Aunty Ogg-San.


This spell costs 70 GP to cast. It is not cast on a target.


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


This spell requires a piece of clay and a smelly seed. Both are consumed.

Additional casting effects

Casting this spell will temporarily drain 1 point of intelligence for approximately 15 minutes. Sometimes, when wearing a bronze helm to boost stats, it didn't leave a penalty.

Failing the spell temporarily drains 3 points of intelligence for approximately 2 minutes, but it can sometimes last for about 6 to 12 minutes, especially if your stats were already drained by previous casts.  research If this has been marked on a page, it's because there was something that probably isn't known, that the person who edited the page thinks could be found out. Perhaps you could figure this thing out, and be famous evermore. 

If you keep casting the spell it sometimes reset the penalty to -1 int after 2 minutes, but sometimes it takes 15 minutes to elapse.

These stat effects can be removed by a priest performing Restore.

Casting messages

You prepare to cast Gammer Shorga's Clever Creeper.
You whisper to the seed, convincing it that conditions are perfect for growing.
As a small shoot appears in the seed and roots start to form, you quickly shape the piece of potter's clay into a rough ring.
Roots start to take hold in the clay and you deftly weave the shoot around the ring.
You fix the ring with your stare and awaken it, imbuing it with some of your intelligence.
The ring seems to gain some sort of awareness.

Note that the awareness line appears at the same time as the previous line, a few seconds before the casting is complete, easily seen if you queue something after the casting. Furthermore it is present on failure. Thus it is not the success line. This might be a bug, reported.

What others see
Caster whispers to a smelly seed.
As a small shoot appears and roots start to form, Caster shapes a piece of potter's clay into a rough ring.
Caster deftly weaves the shoot around the ring as roots take hold in the clay.
Caster fixes the ring with her gaze.
You give too much of yourself to the ring, gifting it with super-intelligence!
It suddenly realises that it could be doing better things and rolls away to freedom.


When successfully cast, this spell creates a twisted vine ring.

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