Standard spell failures
From Discworld MUD Wiki
There are a few standard results for failing most spells. They are:
- hallucinations. These cause periodic chats about the odd things you see. They will also sometimes distract you as you try to cast a spell or perform a ritual: "You prepare to cast a spell but you can't help but stop and stare at the <odd thing>."
- smoke pouring out of your hands. This does a small amount of damage, and can cause npcs in the room to leave.
- garlic breath ("Your stomach grumbles strangely."): This causes periodic chats about your garlic-scented breath for a time. It can be cured with breath freshener.
- "Oh well, that didn't work."