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At the caster's behest, the ground would sprout tendrils of dark energy in a 10-foot (3 meter) radius. They would swing at the creatures in the area and harm them with their necrotic energies and hinder them. Only a test of strength would lessen the harm and not cause the creature to be hindered.
The spell required verbal and somatic components.