Scouring Winds (Spell)

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Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 7
School: Evocation
Elemental School: wood 7


Casting Time: Standard Action
Components: V, S


Range: Self
Target or Area: all creatures in target area (friend or foe), in a 3 square by 9 square space adjacent to your space, of which the 3 square side must share a side with the casters space.
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Fortitude partial
Save DC: 10 + caster stat modifier + spell level
Spell Resistance: Yes


This spell creates a severe blast of air laden with painful grit that originates from you, possibly affecting all creatures in its path. All flying creatures in this area take a -4 penalty on Movement checks. All creatures are subjected to (Circle 6 damage): 1d6+2 points of damage per character level (max 16d6+32 at character level 16) of scouring (energy, uncommon) damage, as they are flayed and pummeled by the gusty flow of gritty wind. A save as noted above will lower this damage by half.
Tiny or smaller flying creatures must make a Movement (Fly) skill check against a Challenging DC for the CR of the caster or suffer a Push to the end of the area of effect (up to nine squares). Small or smaller flying creatures must make a Movement (Fly) skill check against an Average DC for the CR of the caster to avoid the Push.
Size Medium and smaller creatures on the ground must make an Average DC Movement check against the CR of the caster to avoid being Pushed 1 square.
Large or larger creatures may move normally within a Scouring Winds effect.
This spell can't move a creature beyond the limit of its range, but it is permissible to 'edge' opponents diagonally to make them stack up neater.
The force of the gust automatically extinguishes candles, torches, and similar small, unprotected flames. It causes protected flames, such as those in lanterns, to dance wildly and has a 50% chance to extinguish those lights.
Other Environmental Effects may disperse or enhance this spell at the GM's discretion, and indeed, this spell is quite susceptible to many Environmental Effects. Using Scouring Winds during a Hurricane is not likely to receive much notice, aside from that initial gritty blast of damage!
This spell can be used to disperse Obscuring spells. Gases, fogs, and vapors that intersect the squares occupied by this spell are dispersed in those squares.
Obscuring spells include: Obscuring (Nauseating Trail (Spell),  Aggressive Thundercloud (Spell),  Aggressive Thundercloud, Greater (Spell),  Euphoric Cloud (Spell),  Fog Cloud (Spell),  Twilight Haze (Spell),  Barrow Haze (Spell),  Stinking Cloud (Spell),  Solid Fog (Spell),  Mind Fog (Spell),  Cloudkill (Spell),  Acid Fog (Spell),  Plague Storm (Spell),  Incendiary Cloud (Spell),  Twilight Haze (Paladin Spell),  Mind Fog (Paladin Spell),  Fog Cloud (Ranger Poultice),  Mind Fog (Bard Spell),  Fog Cloud (Alchemist Extract),  Nauseating Trail (Alchemist Extract),  Stinking Cloud (Alchemist Extract),  Barrow Haze (Cleric Spell),  Plague Storm (Cleric Spell),  Nauseating Trail (Druid Spell),  Aggressive Thundercloud (Druid Spell),  Euphoric Cloud (Druid Spell),  Fog Cloud (Druid Spell),  Aggressive Thundercloud, Greater (Druid Spell),  Plague Storm (Druid Spell)), and any other effects the GM rules as being affected.