Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Spell: Briar Brambles

Briar Brambles
Druid 4
Components: V, S, DF
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: Short
Area: 5' cubes defined by the caster within a 40' radius (2 cubes / caster level)
Duration: perm.
Saving Throw: see text
Spell Resistance: none

This spell grows dangerous brambles that prevent passage. Anyone entering the area of the brambles risks entanglement and injury by the vine's thorny appendages and a magical sleeping posion carried on their thorns.

The spell's effects are identical to those of the entangle spell, with the following changes and additions.

The spell causes to grow areas of thick, strong, aminate brambles. Any creature entering the area of the brambles must make a grapple check against the brambles. The brambles have a strength of 17 (+3), and a BAB equal to your caster level (minimum grapple +10). Any creatures caught up in the brambles take 1d6+3 points of bludgeoning and slashing damage on a sucessful grapple check as the thorny tentacles crush and lacerate them. In addition, anyone taking slashing damage from the briar brambles is subject to a mild sleeping posion (DC 12 + caster's Wisdom Bonus. Fortutde save or sleep (per sleep spell) for 1d4 hours or until woken).

Anyone who falls asleep in the brambles as a result of the venom is merely held securely, and will no longer be crushed and torn. Upon their waking or during attempts to disentangle sleeping prisoners the brambles will hold tight and resume crushing.

The brambles will obey the orders of the caster of the spell, to the extent of their limited abilities ("crush him, don't crush her", "part and let me pass" etc). The brambles are also vulnerable to any spells that control or effect plants.

Each 5' area of brambles has the following statistics: Medium Magical Plant AC: 15 HP: 45 (hd:10d8) DR: 5/slashing Vulnerability to Fire (150% damage) Saves Fort: +9 Ref: +1 Will: +8 Str: 17 Con: 15 Dex: 7 Int: 4 Wis: 13 Cha: 12

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