Stone Wyvern

MagicUser - SpellDetail

Energy Drain
V, S, M
Casting Time:
3 segments
Saving Throw:
Area of Effect:
One creature
By casting this spell, the magic-user opens a channel between the plane he or she is on and the Negative Material Plane, the caster becoming the conductor between the two planes. As soon as he or she touches (equal to a hit if melee is involved) any living creature, the victim loses two energy levels (as if struck by a spectre). A monster loses two hit dice permanently, both for hit points and attack ability. A character loses levels, hit dice and hit points, and abilities per- manently (until regained through adventuring, if applicable). The material component of this spell is essence of spectre or vampire dust. Prepara- tion requires three segments, the material component is then cast forth, and upon touching the victim the magic-user speaks the triggering word, causing the dweomer to take effect instantly. There is always a 5% (1 in 20) chance that the caster will also be affected by the energy drain and lose one energy level at the same time the victim is drained of two. Humans or humanoids brought to zero energy level by this spell become juju zombies.