Bountiful Harvest (Plant Sphere)

School transmutation; Level vicar 20; Sphere plant


Casting Time 10 minutes
Components S, M, DF


Range 0
Area 10 sq. miles (crops) or 25 sq. miles (woodland)
Duration permanent (see text)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


By casting this spell, you hasten the ripening of a harvest or the growth of a woodland region. All crop fields in the affected area grow, ripen, and are ready for harvest within a 24-hour period. Also, their potential productivity is increased. Once harvested, the crops yield one-half above their normal amount. Seeds must be sown or crops already growing prior to the casting of this spell for it to take effect. Anyone who eats from the food crops within the first day of harvesting gains the benefits of a heroes’ feast spell.

Alternatively, you can cast the spell on an area of woodland, it will grow as if it had grown for 25 years in a 24-hour period. It continues to grow an additional five years per day for three more days after the initial casting. Sufficient amounts of fertile soil must be present in the area to support the woodland for the new growth to remain healthy. When you cast this spell, you must stand anywhere within the area and designate the exact size and shape of the area to be affected at the time of casting. The area may not exceed 10 square miles for ripening a harvest or 25 square miles for woodland growth. This spell does not create any entanglement effects, nor does it enlarge the flora within the area of effect. If anyone casts a spell that enhances plants when within the affected area within the first day, such as the entangle or wall of thorns spell, the DC of these spells is increased by 4.