The explorers halted at the edge of a deep chasm, a horde of monsters on their heels.
“The lever to control the bridge is on the other side of the void!”, shrieked the halfling, Fumblestout, “the minions of Delidastor will be upon us!”
Course, feral threats could be clearly heard, the situation looked dire. Brellax the fighter readied his sword for a valiant last stand, Verella the elf notched a magic arrow in her bow, silently vowing to take down as many fiends as she could. Teristo the cleric fidgeted, looking troubled, his eyebrows knitted together. Finally he broke the tension.
“Oh, very well,” the priest snorted, “I will get over there and pull the lever to lower the bridge.”
The three other adventurers looked at each other, a little bewildered.
Fumblestout looked down the path that the adventurers had taken, eyes glared menacingly from the dark.
“Now would be a really great time,” urged the halfling.
Teristo closed his eyes and concentrated for a moment. Suddenly shadowy wings seemed to slowly erupt from his back. With a small leap the cleric took to the air, flapping dark bat wings, easily crossing the void and releasing the drawbridge.
“We never saw that coming,” commented one of the orcs from the darkness.
Fumblestout, Verella and Brellax admitted that they had to agree with the pig-faced brute.
Winged Flight (Clerical)
Duration: 10 minutes per level
Clerics may use this incantation to create a set of spiritual wings to appear magically attached to their backs that allow flight. One aspect of this spell to keep in mind: the wings always assume a shape that reflects the basic tendencies of the cleric. Therefore a basically good priest will have angelic, feathered wings, a neutrally aligned cleric will have transparent, dragonfly-like wings and a malignant priest will have shadowy, bat-like wings. Flight is 100 feet per round and the character can carry their normal encumbrance.
Magic-User variant: This spell can also be used to replace the 3rd level magic-user spell Fly, or it can be tailored to be a 4th level magic-user spell (considering the static time for duration), with the same visual effect as the cleric spell.