The Static Bolt Spell

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As mages are poor fighters, and rarely carry any weapons, it is advisable to learn an offensive spell like the Static Bolt. When needed, it will make a small lightning bolt erupt from the caster's hand and strike the target, causing damage, which may range from a small wound to the death of the victim. At higher levels, the bolt of lightning is known to jump over to adjacent targets near the primary one, therefore Static Bolt is also sometimes referred to as the Chain Lightning spell. Picture from the game Magical Empire™, used with friendly permission. Illustration drawn by Quellion.