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Send Lesser Horror

Send Lesser Horror is a ritual that requires Blood 5 to cast, requiring blood 22astral 33 and consuming 9bloodslave when cast. This spell has a 10% chance of causing its caster to gain a horror mark. It is somewhat related to the more potent spell Send Horror, but differs chiefly in the strength of the horrors produced, and its ability to produce more than one horror in a single cast.

As is implied by the name, this spell chiefly summons lesser horrors. However, it has chances to summon greater and even doom horrors. This chance depends very heavily on various factors: counterintuitively, the drain scales in the target province increase this chance, as well as whether Astral Corruption or the cataclysm are active. Note that having astral corruption active during the cataclysm has no apparent effect on this spell.

The chance of rolling each horror within each tier (lesser, greater, doom) appear to be approximately equal. When certain lesser horrors are summoned with this spell, they are accompanied by a number of non-commander forms of the same type of horror.

Specifically, the chance of summoning a greater horror is approximately as follows:1)

Conditions Base chance Bonus/penalty per Drain/Magic scale
None 1.5% 0.5%
Astral Corruption 10% 2.5%
Cataclysm (with or without Astral Corruption) 25% 5%

The approximate chances of summoning a doom horror are calculated to be as follows:

Conditions Base chance Bonus/penalty per Drain/Magic scale
None 0.0045% 0.0015%
Astral Corruption 0.1% ~0.08%2)
Cataclysm (with or without Astral Corruption) 0.625% ~0.325%3)

The lesser horrors that yield additional non-commanders when summoned with this spell are described below. Note that unlike most rolls in Dominions, these die rolls are NOT open-ended.

Horror Effective Die Roll
Horror Mantis 1d3
Float Cat Horror 1d3
Soultorn 2d6-1
Spine Membrane Horror 1d3
Belly Maw Horror 2d3-1
Brass Claw Horror 2d3-1
Notable Spells
Rituals Conjuration Summon AnimalsRaven FeastWind RideWinged MonkeysVermin FeastWild Hunt The Kindly Ones Guardians of the DeepTartarian GateEnchanted ForestsElemental Royalty
Alteration Transformation Sea of IceFata MorganaUtterdarkWish
Evocation Astral ProjectionFires from Afar Fate of OedipusPerpetual StormMind HuntMurdering WinterSecond SunFlames from the Sky Strands of Arcane Power
Enchantment Seeking ArrowKatabasisTwicebornFaery Trod The Eyes of GodFriendly Currents Hidden Underneath/in Snow/in SandRitual of Rebirth Dome of Flaming DeathGhost Ship Armada Theft of the SunHaunted Forest
Thaumaturgy Mind VesselVengeance of the DeadPyre of CatharsisGateway End of CultureDreams of R'lyehImprint SoulsStygian Paths
Blood Magic (Improved) Cross breedingInfernal BreedingBlood FeastSend(Lesser)HorrorInfernal DiseaseSend Dream Horror Dome of CorruptionAstral CorruptionHorror SeedBlood Vortex
Combat Magic Conjuration Entanglement
Alteration False FettersEarth GripMossbodyArmor of AchillesSoul VortexIron BanePhoenix PyreTime Stop
Evocation RainMistMagic DuelStormWrathful SkiesWailing WindsStream of Life Rain of StonesFire StormAcid StormMeteor Shower
Enchantment Foul VaporsRigor Mortis Heat from Hell Grip of WinterLife after DeathFields of the Dead
Thaumaturgy CommunionsReturningRageGrowing FuryGift of Reason/Divine NameSoul SlayPlagueSoul Drain
Blood Magic Hell PowerPain TransferCall (Lesser) Horror
Other ReanimationSummon SpellsDomes Battlefield EnchantmentsDivine Magic
Actual values moving from neutral scales are 0.05%, 0.125%, 0.1975%
Actual values moving from neutral scales are 0.275%, 0.325%, 0.375%
send-lesser-horror.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/19 12:52 by loggy