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Stinking cloud, originally called Tolodine's stinking cloud,[1] was a conjuration spell that created a cloud bank of nauseating vapors.[4] Moon-horses of Evermeet often used this spell.[10]

Effects[]

The cloud created by this spell had a 20‑foot (6.1‑meter) radius and was equally high. It could be formed anywhere within medium range. Creatures breathing in its fumes felt sick to the stomach.[4][2] The cloud lasted for up to one minute, for as long as the caster kept concentrating on maintaining the spell.[2]

The effects of a stinking cloud could also be obtained as a possible effect of a guards and wards spell.[11]

Components[]

This spell required verbal and somatic components[4][2] and a rotten egg,[4][2] a handful of skunk cabbage leaves,[4][2] or yochlol essence,[12] which were consumed in the casting process. When this spell was magically inscribed unto a scroll, ink made from yochlol essence[12] or smoke drake eggs[13] was often used.

It was also possible to use the gland found in flumphs that produced their defensive foul-smelling liquid as a material component for the spell. However, if cast using that gland, the spell was likely to attract the attention of every flumph within a 1‑mile (1.6‑kilometer) radius.[14]

History[]

This spell and the similar death fog spell were invented by the Netherese arcanist Tolodine in −2363 DR, early in the history of Netheril.[15]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
The Rise of Tiamat
Novels
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
Referenced only
The Council of Blades
Card Games
Spellfire: Master the Magic

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 68, 109, 207–210, 278. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 284. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 145. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  6. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 183. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  7. Sam Witt (March 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. Edited by Dezra D. Phillips, C. Terry Phillips. (TSR, Inc.), p. 124. ISBN 1-56076-828-2.
  8. slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  9. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 81. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  10. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  11. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 248. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ari Marmell, Anthony Pryor, Robert J. Schwalb, Greg A. Vaughan (May 2007). Drow of the Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7869-4151-3.
  13. Johnathan M. Richards (June 1999). “Greater Drakes”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #260 (TSR, Inc.), p. 36.
  14. Johnathan M. Richards (April 1998). “The Ecology of the Flumph”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #246 (TSR, Inc.), p. 78.
  15. slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
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