The Shepherd of Weeds (The Poisons of Caux, Book 3) by Susannah Appelbaum

By Susannah Appelbaum

Again within the state of Caux after her trip to its sisterland, Ivy wakes up in a depressing orphanage along her buddy Rue. observed by means of an odd lady named Lumpen—who appears to be like suspiciously like a scarecrow—the women make their as far back as Templar to devise a tremendous conflict opposed to the Tasters Guild, the place Vidal Verjouce is making ink out of the lethal Scourge Bracken weed. Rocamadour grows darker and extra risky with each drop.

With a military of scarecrows, a legion of birds, and her acquaintances and uncle by way of her facet, it's as much as Ivy—the actual "Shepherd of Weeds"—to salary conflict opposed to the Guild, defeat her personal father, and restoration order to the plant international. Susannah Appelbaum's mind's eye soars during this lovely and completely gratifying ultimate quantity of the Poisons of Caux trilogy.

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The eggs implanted by the spider mother are destroyed by the application of any cure spell, remove disease or other, similar spells and spell-like effects. Material Components: A spider’s egg sac, which must be torn open and hurled towards the intended victims as the spell is cast. Material Components: A live, Tiny spider, which is absorbed into the recipient’s body at the time of casting. Spider Totem Transmutation Level: Clr 5, DW 5 Components: V, S, M Casting Time: 1 standard action Target: Being touched Duration: 1 round per level Saving Throw: Will negates Spell Resistance: Yes The caster, or the target chosen, take on some of the characteristics of the spider, becoming faster, stronger and more deadly in combat.

Level) Target: One target Duration: 1 round Saving Throw: Fortitude negates Spell Resistance: Yes Material Component: A strip of bloody flesh, which must be sliced in half at the time of casting. Red Hourglass Necromancy Level: DW 4 Components: S, M Casting Time: 1 standard action Range: Close (25 ft. /level) Target: One target Duration: Discharge Saving Throw: Will negates Spell Resistance: Yes By pulping a piece of necrotic flesh between his teeth and spitting the juices, the caster sickens his target, forcing him to retch and heave for a few seconds.

This spell creates a cloud of deadly plague vapours which carries every form of virulent disease known to man. The diseases contained within the cloud are made stronger and even more contagious by the magic which transmits them, meaning even the hardiest of victims will be hard pressed to resist infection. When the spell is cast, a voluminous, noxious greenish grey cloud begins to billow forth from the caster’s every pore, filling the spell’s radius in the space of a single breath. The cloud remains in place for 1 round per 2 caster levels, then disperses.

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