Lagash's Blessing

Sea Witchery
540 XP

MP Cost: 40
Threshold: 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: Close (25 ft.)
Target: One ship
Duration: Concentration
Saving Throw: None
Prerequisites: Arcana 8 ranks, active Storm Clouds, Ritual Sacrifice, Blood Eagle, Sense Currents

This horrific spell is well known in the unhallowed halls of Lagash’s Temple, but rarely used in public. When preparing the spell the sorcerer must carefully torture a sacrifice, then lash him to the prow of the ship to be blessed. After speaking the dreaded words, the ship is lifted up by a blood-red wave and carried forward at enormous speed. As long as the sorcerer can maintain his chant and the power expenditure required the ship gains enhanced movement and maneuverability. A ship affected by Lagash’s blessing moves at 12 knots per hour, regardless of sea or weather conditions. It also leaves a trail of blood that stains the sea’s surface for at least 24 hours after the ship passes. Unlike a normal ship it can change facing without moving and gains a +4 bonus to any boarding maneuver. The ship has 12 movement points.

Focus: The iron nails used to attach the sacrifice to the prow must be blessed and properly enchanted in the temple of Lagash. They may be reused.

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