[New Spell] Call Wayward Mount

Call Wayward Mount

A giant caterpillar?” Stork asked Vistis as the two wizards rode through the village in a cart drawn by a humongous, spiky caterpillar.

It really does make the cart look bland, doesn’t it?” Vistis the Blue Mage said as if oblivious to the question posed by his fellow mage and co-conspirator against Chalk and his band of miscreants.

It is a gigantic caterpillar. Do you really think that these people are going to help us find Chalk when we are in a wooden cart drawn by this?” Stork replied, pointing at the undulating beast.

Well, we didn’t have the time to wait around for it to turn into a giant moth, did we?” Vistis the Blue Mage said indignantly.

Stork made a face and resigned himself to sitting in a garishly painted cart next to a masked wizard and being drawn along down the road by a giant, hideous caterpillar. He tried to look as nonchalant as possible.

Call Wayward Mount (Arcane)

Level 1

Range: 1 mile per level of wizard

Duration: Instant

This spell summons 1d4 per level (or just one, if the caster wishes) mount(s) that has (or have)gone astray. This enchantment calls a creature that has already been ridden and is not a Charm spell, Call Wayward Mount summons an already broken animal to the magic-user. The spell sends out the call and an appropriate creature or creatures respond and will obey the commands of the magic-user. Bear in mind that it is possible that there are no broken animals in the area. Or that they may be odd animals if there are. Also, the owner of a lost mount may come looking for it. This gives Labyrinth Lords/GMs/referees an opportunity to throw in some weird creatures or a mount whose owner isn’t too far away.

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4 Responses to [New Spell] Call Wayward Mount

  1. So, obvious, simple. Very nice power balance cept for the range. I would make it miles. If there are broken mounts within a few hundred feet anyone can just go grab them doesn’t require magic.

  2. bat says:

    Thank you, Norman Harman! Such an obvious oversight on my part, and your idea makes perfect sense. Revised as per your suggestion.

  3. MoonSylver says:

    Neat idea. Like the fact that this is another chance to insert some weirdness into the players games. 🙂

    Very amusing fluff too. 🙂
    —MS

    • bat says:

      Thank you, MoonSylver! Any chance to throw in something oddball I will usually jump on.
      I am glad that you liked the fluff, too. I dragged it out into today’s post as well.

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