Maelstrom

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Maelstrom
Type: Battle
Level: 4
Prerequisite: Level 3 Battle Spell
Duration: One Minute
Range: Tag Bag
Target: Character(s) hit
Flag Required: None
Dispel: n/a
Brief Description: Throw unlimited tag bags for 1 minute dealing 4 'magic' each.

Maelstrom

Maelstrom creates magic darts continuously for 1 minute. There is no limit on how many darts maelstrom can create in that minute. The darts deal 4 'magic' damage.

When placed in a contraption or a trap this spell only releases 10 darts before the spell ends.

Related Rules

Tag Bags

Tag bags are used as a form of attack for spells, items, and occasionally for monster abilities. When a tag bag hits a friendly target it still has its full effect. Tag bags that miss still expend a use of whatever attack was being delivered. Only the first object hit is affected by a tag bag, so if a tag bag bounced off the ground and then hits a target, that target is not affected.

A player can only throw one tag bag at a time unless an ability allows them to throw more than one. When an ability allows a player to throw more than one tag bag, a player that is hit by multiple tag bags at the same time only takes the effect of that attack once no matter how many tag bags hit them.

A player may not carry tag bags in their hands unless they have cast a spell within the last minute that has a range of tag bag. This is meant to ensure that if you see someone holding a tag bag, it is clear they have an active spell (they are "armed" with a magical ball of eldritch energy). Tag bags created by a spell become inert after 1 minute if not thrown.

In order to deliver a spell with a range of tag bag you MUST throw the tag bag, you may not reach out and touch the person with the tag bag.

Spells and some items use tag bags. If a tag bag makes contact with anything worn by a player it counts as hitting that player where ever that item makes contact with the player (so arm for a melee weapon, torso for a cloak). Tag bags never hit too light.

If a shield is struck by a tag bag what happens is based on what kind of attack struck the shield. When the tag bag represents a spell or other magical effect you take any effects the tag bag would inflict to the arm holding the shield. When a tag bag deals normal damage with no additional calls it may be fully blocked by a shield preventing that damage with no further effect. A shield may fully block any attack that makes the poison call, preventing any effect to the bearer. When a shield blocks an attack with the acid call it prevents the effect of that attack to the bearer but this has an effect on the shield, which could become destroyed.

Magic Calls

Magic is a combat call that only has special meaning if the target has damage requirement: magic or kill condition: magic which allows the wielder to inflict damage or kill the target respectively.

It should be noted that weapon attacks that make the magic call are different from a spell. The only time a weapon attack counts as a spell is if it uses the strike call.

Categories: Battle Spells | Spells | Level Four Spells | Magic Calls | Traps

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