Dusts of death was a spell unique to Zakhara, the Land of Fate.[1]


This spelled turned dust or sand into a deadly poison. The poison was undetectable, but casting detect magic revealed a magical nature about the dust.[1]

If consumed, this dust instantly killed the consumer. The only trace of foul play would be a bit of dust around the victim's lips and nostrils.[1]

Many sorcerous societies in Zakhara used this spell as their prime method of assassination.[1]


This spell required a pinch of sand or dust to cast.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sam Witt (January 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. (TSR, Inc), p. 121. ISBN 978-1560768289.