Cosmic Sacrifice

Summoning, Cosmic
1,020 XP

MP Cost: 10
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: One minute to begin ritual
Effect: Conjures a demonic storm
Duration: Concentration
Saving Throw: Will negates
Prerequisites: Knowledge (arcana) 15 ranks, Ritual Sacrifice, Perform (ritual) 15 ranks, Taint 7+, greater demonic pact, summon demon

This spell opens up a rift in the heavens, calling upon demonic entities from beyond this world. The MP cost is just enough to open the rift – after that, the spell starts consuming living beings to fuel its own fury. To cast the spell, the sorcerer must sacrifice an innocent mortal as well as calling on his demonic patrons for aid. The spell has the following effects:

  • One Minute After Casting: A storm of terrible power forms above the caster. This storm is a Windstorm. The storm expands to cover a large area (1/3 mile per level of the caster).
  • Three Minutes After Casting: Bolts of lightning lash the land below the storm.
  • Ten Minutes After Casting: All sorts of unnatural effects manifest; the dead rise, minor demons are conjured, the spells of other sorcerers go awry and so on.
  • Thirteen Minutes After Casting: Random people within the area of effect are dragged into the sky and consumed by flames. This counts as sacrificing the victims of the spell; most of the MPs generated are used to fuel the spell or are taken by the otherworldly entities but the sorcerer gets a cut of the power.

Every minute after the thirteenth minute, the sorcerer may make a Perform (ritual) check to determine how many MPs he gains.

Perform Result Spell cast in less than 20 minutes Spell cast in less than 21 – 25 minutes Spell cast in less than 26 – 30 minutes Spell cast in less than 31+ minutes
Lightly Populated Area 0 1d4 1d6 1d10
Densely Populated Area 1d6 1d10 1d12 3d6

Casting this spell increases the caster’s Taint total by 1d6.

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