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Franz Lowenroth's spells

by Giampaolo Agosta

Lion's Roar
Level: 2
Range: 0
Duration: 1d6 round +1/level
Area of Effect: 100'
Casting Time: 1
Components: V, S
Save: None

This spell has the same effect as the roar of a greater rakasta (ie jakar, pardasta, sherkasta, and simbasta). All creatures affected by this spell suffer a -1 penalty on attack roll and saving throw. Undead, constructs, extraplanar creatures are immune. Rakastas receive a saving throw against this spell. Normal animals react to this spell as to a true lion's roar (in addiction to the standard penalties).

Vocal component is (obviously) a roar made by the caster. This need not be a very powerful roar, but a standard male human voice is the minimum required for it. Pixies, sprites and other characters with very small, high-pitched voices cannot use it, unless they have previously cast Ventriloquism.

Feline Form
Level: 3
Range: 0
Duration: 3d6 rounds + 2 rounds/level
Area of Effect: Caster
Casting Time: 1 round
Components: V, S, M
Save: None

This spell allows the caster to change his shape to that of a normal feline, with a body mass at least half and at most double than that of the caster. The caster gets all the abilities of the standard animal, but keeps his Intelligence, Wisdom, hit points, saving throws and THAC0. It is impossible to cast spells while in feline form. The caster can end the spell at will.

The material component is any body part from a cat of the same species the caster wants to shapechange to.

Spectral Claws
Level: 1
Range: 0 +1 ft./level
Duration: 1d4 rounds + 1 round/level
Area of Effect: Caster
Casting Time: 4
Components: V, S, M
Save: None

This spell allows the caster to briefly grow claws identical to that of a basic rakasta (except that these cannot be retracted). The caster can use the claws in melee, without penalties for being unskilled. As the caster grows in level, he can make the claws reach farter opponents. When he does so, his arms seem to change into giant, feline paws. The maximum distance reached by the paws is 10'.

The Material component are rakasta claws, or rakasta battle claws used by rakasta in combat.

Charm Feline (3)
Hold Feline (4)

These spells are similar to Charm Monster and Hold Monster, but they work only on felines of animal intelligence. Both are 1 level lower than their standard counterparts.

Bind Feline
Level: 3
Range: 20'
Duration: Permanent
Area of Effect: 1 cat, normal or great
Casting Time: 1 day
Components: V, S, M
Save: Negates

This spell binds a feline (normally a great cat) to the caster. The creature acts as a familiar, until it or its master die. It receives an Intelligence bonus (+1) when the spell is cast. A mage can have only one cat bound at each time, and cannot have another familiar. The spell otherwise acts exactly as Find Familiar, but the costs are doubled, and the cat is not summoned, just bound, so other means must be used to provide it.