Storm Door

4th-level conjuration (liminal, weather)

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Self

Components: V, S, M (a fulgurite)

Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes

Crackling with lightning, you teleport up to 120 feet to an unoccupied space that you can see. Each creature within 5 feet of both the space you left and your new space must make a Dexterity saving throw.

A creature takes 1d12 lightning damage on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one.

On each of your turns for the duration, you can use your bonus action to call up the lightning and open such a storm door again, targeting a different space with the door each time. If you are outdoors when you cast this spell, a storm develops within 1 minute and follows you. Under such conditions, the spell’s damage increases to 2d12, and you can teleport up to 240 feet.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, a creature of your choice within 5 feet of you can teleport through the storm door with you. Accompanying creatures do not suffer the lightning damage.

Designer’s Note: Storm Door

This spell is obviously inspired by effects more commonly seen such as call lightning and misty step, but it reduces its damage while strengthening the misty step element with a bit more range. Though it is not as effective at raw damage, it has a great many possibilities for battlefield movement. And it makes for a great escape mechanism for villainous spellcasters.

The foremost questions from many travelers to the Shadow Realm have to do with its shadow matter, its malleable nature, and how humans and other intelligent species survive in such a strange place. to natives, these questions are foolish, for the laws of nature may be different than they are on other planes or in the mortal realm, but the Shadow Realm is hospitable to those who take time to learn its ways.

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