Summon Horrible Things
|This spell opens a gate to the Abyss and calls through one or more hideous abominations from that dreadful place. The powers who answer this invocation require of casters a portion of their intellect in exchange for this service.|
Summon Horrible Things is a LV8 Summoning spell that will bring to your aid a handful of large abominations and/or the occasional tentacled monstrosity. The generated abominations are undead, not demons. With a ring of sustain abilities, a successful casting will sometimes temporarily cost you a point of Intelligence. Two pips of sustain abilities will completely negate this effect.
This is one of the most powerful summoning spells in the game, since abominations hit quite hard - up to 40 damage per hit - and the spell summons several at a time. Tentacled monstrosities can see invisible, and so are one of the few summons not helpless against an invisilich. Players colloquially refer to this spell as 'XXX'.
With each casting, there's a 20% chance of suffering a temporary 1-3 INT loss (theoretically killing you if your INT drops below 0). To summarize the formula generating the monster horde: higher spell power confers a larger horde and weighted towards tentacled monstrosities; no more than 8 large abominations; no more than 2 tentacled monstrosities.