Stone Wyvern

MagicUser - SpellDetail

Shape Change
V, S, M
Casting Time:
9 segments
1 turn/level
Saving Throw:
Area of Effect:
The spell caster
With this spell, the magic-user is able to assume the form of any creature short of a demi-god, greater devil, demon prince, singular dragon type, greater demon or the like. The spell caster becomes the creature he or she wishes, and has all of the abilities save those dependent upon intelligence, for the mind of the creature is that of the spell caster. Thus, he or she can change into a griffon, thence to an efreet, and then to a titan, etc. These creatures have whatever hit points the magic-user has at the time of the shape change. Each alteration in form requires 1 segment. No system shock is incurred. Example: A wizard is in combat and assumes the form of a will o! wisp, and when this form is no longer useful, the wizard changes into a stone golem and walks away. When pursued, the golem-shape is changed to that of a flea, which hides upon a horse until it can hop off and become a bush. If detected as the latter, the magic-user can become a dragon, pool of water, or just about anything else. The material component of the spell is a jade circlet worth no less than 5,000 g.p. which will shatter at the expiration of the magic’s duration. In the meantime, it is left in the wake of the shape change, and premature shattering will cause the magic to be dispelled.