Sageroff's Sentry Summoning

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Sageroff's Sentry Summoning
Spell information
Nickname sssu sss2
Guild Wizards
Type Defensive
Description Warns of theft.
GP cost 35
Mind space 30
Thaums 6
Components candle (lit), knife, mirror, apple (consumed)
It requires the focus of an octogram.
Tome My Firste Demon-Summoning Booke! By Beatrix Faust

Sageroff's Sentry Summoning - Summon an imp to guard your inventory.

Sageroff's Sentry Summoning (abbreviated as SSSU or SSS2) is a defensive spell that summons an imp to watch over your equipment. It will warn of theft and tell you who has stolen something, but do nothing to prevent it.

The duration of this spell depends on your skills. With good methods and around 250 ma.sp.defensive you can expect this spell to last 20 to 40 minutes.

Casting

The spell costs 35 GP to cast and takes up 30 units of mind space.

Skills

Spellcheck results
Scale      
50 80 110 140 170 200 230 260 290 320 350
 
fire            
 
       
charming            
 
       
summoning            
 
       
abjuring            
 
       
banishing            
 
       

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

Components

You'll need a candle (which will be lit during the spell), a knife, a mirror, an apple (consumed) and the focus for an octogram.

Casting messages

Casting

You light the candle.
You let the candle smoke play over the mirror, calling for any imps that might be listening.
You slice the apple into chunks, and attempt to entice friendly imps with the apple.
You command the imp to stand watch.
You banish the dark creatures that have followed the imp.

Success

With a popping sound, a small imp appears over your left shoulder.

or

With a POP!, a demon appears in the air over your shoulder.

Failure

There is a short scream and a THUD.
You feel darkness enter your inner being...

You repeatedly get damage with messages

You scream.
Your head slowly rotates around in a full circle.
You loudly exclaim: Ghrrzg Xrepticca R'thag R'yleh Fthaugn!
You suddenly vomit a thick green liquid that looks suspiciously like pea soup.

or similar. The effect vanishes with

You feel the nightmare presence leave your body.

Total damage is moderate - 200 hp with 107 ma.sp.def bonus.

Failure - already have imp

You already have a guardian imp.

No damage or hallucinations.

What the target sees

Gnu Womblesworth lights a candle.
Gnu Womblesworth waves the candle in front of a mirror.
Gnu Womblesworth holds an apple chunk in the air and whistles.
Gnu Womblesworth speaks sternly to the empty air.
Gnu Womblesworth shouts in a savage tongue.
With a popping sound, a small imp appears over your left shoulder.

What others see

Gnu Womblesworth lights a candle.
Gnu Womblesworth waves the candle in front of a mirror.
Gnu Womblesworth holds an apple chunk in the air and whistles.
Gnu Womblesworth speaks sternly to the empty air.
Gnu Womblesworth shouts in a savage tongue.
With a POP!, a demon appears in the air over Gnu Womblesworth's shoulder.

Effects

The imp cries out excitedly: <insert name of thief> stole from you!

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