Spatial vortex

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For a list of all vortices, see list of vortices.

spatial vortex vSpatial vortex.png
HP 35-72
HD 6
XP 165
Speed 15
AC 0
EV 5
MR Immune
Attack1 30 (hit: distort)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rF+
rC+
rElec
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot+++
rN+++
rTorm
rSticky
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Brainless
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Non-living
Size Large
Type fire vortex, spatial vortex
Flags Flying
Unbreathing
Confused
Insubstantial
Conjured
A crazily shifting twist in the fabric of reality.

“It was just a colour out of space—a frightful messenger from unformed realms of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it; from realms whose mere existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the black extra-cosmic gulfs it throws open before our frenzied eyes.”
-H.P. Lovecraft, “The Colour out of Space”. 1927.

Useful Info

Spatial vortices come into being in one of three ways: as a Translocations miscast effect, through the actions of a spatial maelstrom, or as the result of Xom wanting to have fun with you. In either case, spatial vortices are permanently confused, swirling storms of chaos, dealing heavy physical damage as well as distortion effects each time they hit something.

Tips & Tricks

If you have decent long-ranged attack capabilities, kill it from a distance, keeping 3+ tiles of space between you at all times. If you don't have such capabilities, just walk away.