Mycontil's last resort was a spell unique to Halruaa.[2]


This spell converted every spell memorized by a wizard into pure magical energy, allowing for an extremely deadly strike to every creature standing with 30 ft (10 m) of the caster.[2]

This spell even affected creatures with magical resistance, but with less power.[2]

The caster risked their life when casting this spell. If they were able to resist the deadly magic, then the caster was permanently weakened, often falling into a prolonged coma for several weeks.[2]


This spell required a finger bone of an archmage to cast. Before casting, the finger bone needed to be prepared using a special ritual that lasted several days.[2]

Materials needed for the ritual included:


This spell was rumored to by used by Mycontil himself during his final stand against the Dambraii invaders,[2] among them the Arkaiun barbarian chieftain Reinhar I.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.