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Hail of stone was a simple conjuration spell that created a brief hailstorm of rocks to fall upon an opponent. It was common among spellcasters living in the Underdark[2] and among the wu jen of Kara-Tur[5]—particularly those specializing in the power of elemental earth.[1][5] In some worlds, shamans maintaining a relationship with a stone spirit also utilized this spell.[7]

EffectsEdit

After a full six seconds of casting[1][2][3] or longer,[6] a localized hailstorm,[1][2][3][6] roughly in the shape of a 40-foot-tall (twelve meters) cylinder with a radius of five feet (one and a half meters),[1][2][3] was instantly created wherever the caster designated within a medium range, ending as soon as the initial rain of stones fell.[1][2][3][6] According to some earlier scholars of magic, the radius of the storm grew larger as the caster excelled in magical skill.[6] The "hail" were stones heavy enough to cause injury to persons and objects struck.[1][2][3][6]

The spell could not be cast within the phlogiston between the crystal spheres.[4]

ComponentsEdit

The spell required verbal, somatic, and material components.[1][2][3][6] The caster would hold a chip of jade,[1][2][3][6] which was blown upon during the final moments of casting. The chip would spark, burst into a green flame, and vanish, just as the stones began to fall.[3] In the Kara-Turan tradition, the jade chip was instead tossed in the direction of the target.[6]

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