Winter Bloom

2nd-level transmutation (ritual)

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Components: V, S, M (a pinch of ashes)

Duration: Instantaneous

You caress the empty stalk of a plant and whisper a few sibilant words, encouraging it to suddenly bloom.

You can affect any single plant (a single stalk of grain, a flower, a vine of beans or squashes, a fruiting ground plant, and so on). The plant immediately blossoms, sprouting flowers, fruit, beans, roots, or leaves, as appropriate. A single plant generates enough matter to feed up to five people for one meal. The seeds, if any, can also be replanted. This effect is a tremendous shock to the plant’s system.

The plant must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. If it fails, the plant dies shortly after sprouting; the harvest is edible but the plant is a total loss. (A typical plant has a Constitution modifier anywhere from –1 for a small, weather-sensitive plant to +4 for a large, hardy tree.) This spell has no effect on a plant that is already in bloom, even if its fruits have been harvested; typically, a plant can’t benefit from this spell more than once per month, and is already in natural bloom during spring and summer. This spell also doesn’t affect creatures of the plant type, animated plants, or undead plants.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the plant produces enough to feed another three people per spell level.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Lost Citadel Ropleplaying, Copyright 2020, Green Ronin Publishing, LLC; Authors Keith Baker, Natania Barron, Jaym Gates, Jesse Heinig, Rhiannon Louve, Ari Marmell, Malcolm Sheppard, and C.A. Suleiman.

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