River of sand was a spell unique to Zakhara, the Land of Fate.[1]


The spell created a barreling river of sand that was 80 feet (24.4 m) long. The caster cast the spell with a mouthful of sand and spat it in the direction they wished the river to flow. The caster could not control the length of the river; it always formed the same length. Nor could the caster change the direction of the river. Once formed, the river of sand rushed over anything in its path.[1]

The river struck with enough force to rip clothing and hair from creatures, lift large wagons, or batter objects like a ram. Living creatures engulfed by the river of sand risked suffocation.[1]


This spell required a mouthful of sand and a little spittle to cast.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 146. ISBN 978-1560763581.