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Contact Formless Spawn

3rd-level evocation (formula, ritual)

Casting Time: 1 hour (5 phases of 12 minutes when cast as a formula)

Range: 1 mile or 500 miles

Components: V, S

Formula Ability Checks: Intelligence (Arcana) or Wisdom (Yog-Sothothery) DC 17, Intelligence (History) or Wisdom (Yog-Sothothery) DC 17, Intelligence (Arcana or History) or Wisdom (Yog-Sothothery) DC 17

Formula Backlash: 3d4 psychic damage

Formula Failure: Magically frightened for 8 hours and one level of exhaustion

Duration: Instantaneous

You alert the nearest twenty formless spawn of Tsathoggua to your location and interest in communicating. You can’t convey any more specific message than this. The formless spawn gain no special ability to travel to you or communicate with you, but they know your distance and direction. They can recognize you and your location.

Most casters use the formless spawn as a means of contacting Tsathoggua. Typically, one or more formless spawn move to encounter you as quickly as possible, as they and Tsathoggua are always interested in new meals, new worshipers who might bring in new meals, or simply toying with fragile humanoids.

If you cast this spell inside of or within 90 feet of a temple of Tsathoggua, you have advantage on ability checks to cast it as a formula and the range is 500 miles. Otherwise, the range is 1 mile.

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