Meteor Swarm (525)
Meteor Swarm is arguably the most destructive of all spells and causes a room and adjacent rooms to hit a storm of flaming meteors. The target(s) initially sustain hitpoint damage followed immediately by impact and then fire critical injuries. No one, including the caster, is safe from this spell's destruction.
Once cast, there is build-up time of approximately 20 seconds before the onslaught begins. The spell's effects will continue for several minutes before dissipating.
It is advisable to highlight the phrase "arms skyward!" and then run away from the area quickly if you see it from a wizard. Also, "A low roar of quickly parting air can be heard above!" should alert anyone that they need to seek shelter immediately.
This spell is slated for review/replacement.
Wizard gestures. Wizard throws his arms skyward! > Much to your horror, a devastating inferno of flaming rocks ignite the entire sky and smite the area! Person is brutally battered by the burning projectiles, taking 99 points of damage! * Person drops dead at your feet! Person is brutally battered by the burning projectiles, taking 95 points of damage! ... 50 points of damage! Impact removes the left hand in a spray of red mist! * Person drops dead at your feet! A low roar of quickly parting air can be heard above! A scratched silver strongbox disintegrates under the merciless barrage! Several flaming rocks burst from the sky and smite the area! Several flaming meteors light the nearby sky!