[Runequest] [RQIII]Gorgon

Peter Maranci pmaranci at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 06:19:15 EST 2013

I agree, the change is permanent and would not be reversed via any of the
spells which counteract temporary effects - any more than the effects of a
Heal spell can be reversed!

It would be interesting to have an Animate Stone spell cast on the victim,
but as GM I'd be inclined to rule that the animated statue would still be
just that, a statue. The victim's consciousness would not control their
stone body in any way.

Transmuting stone to flesh might work, but I don't recall any permutation
of RQ that has that particular spell or effect.

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Styopa <styopa1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Personally, I'd rule no, dismiss magic doesn't work as the magic is
> "over"...the transformation has taken place, and the character's not in
> suspended animation or anything, they ARE a statue.
> Sometimes characters just die.
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Tony Den <postmaster at runequest.za.org>wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> This has no doubt been discussed before. Can a gorgons petrification
>> effect be reversed via dismiss magic (sorcery)? The description of monster
>> does say stuff like counter magic and shield spells are usless against its
>> vile gaze, but it doesn't explain what thereafter. Up to the GM for sure I
>> am thinking.
>> Some background, I had the lads descend below a temple having been warned
>> by the demigod whose temple it was there may be a grave price to pay. They
>> nipped down and I had a gordgon awaiting, like Clash of the Titans. Alas
>> they weren't forewarned about mirrors and aren't munchkin D&D types who
>> carry that kind of gear around. Anyhow after some hard fighting and some
>> decent POW x 5 roles eventually one of the characters critical to the plut
>> succumbed. I played it a bit saying the affect was slow and he could sense
>> what was happening etc.
>> They sent for a sorcerer with a dismiss magic and I gave her one chance,
>> she failed. The lads eventually reckoned moving the statue to the grove of
>> trees outside the temple and making it into a wee shrine may be the best
>> they could do....
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