Cone of earth was an evocation and elemental earth spell from Zakhara's ancient empire of Kadar.[1]


As the name said, this spell invoked a cone of earth that shot away from the caster, hurting and possibly burying its intended victim. It only functioned if the wizard was standing on earthy ground.[1]


Aside from verbal and somatic components, cone of earth required a small amount of fool's gold as a material component.[1]


The spell cone of earth was employed by the geomancers of the Ruined Kingdom of Kadar in eastern Zakhara. It was contained in the Kitab al-Asfr, the spellbook penned by the geomancer Balshareska, shortly before she achieved her goal to become Tisan, greatest (and last) holder of power within Kadar.[1][2]

With the fall of the geomancers and the centuries-long imprisonment of Tisan, the spell was also lost. After her second defeat in 1367 DR,[note 1] the Kitab al-Asafr and the magic within began circulating again in the Land of Fate.[1][2]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Paul Fraser (August 1998). “Arcane Lore: Secrets of the Arch-Geomancer”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #250 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 92–94.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steve Kurtz (1994). Al-Qadim: Ruined Kingdoms: Adventure Book. (TSR, Inc), pp. 58–59, 64. ISBN 1-56076-815-0.
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