Shrieking Blast

(Heroes of Battle)

Evocation [Sonic]
Level: Sorcerer 5, Wizard 5,
Components: V, S, M,
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Area: 40-ft.-radius burst
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Fortitude partial; see text
Spell Resistance: Yes

A shrieking blast is a deafening explosion of sonic power.
Any creature in the area is permanently deafened and takes 8d6 points of sonic damage.
A successful save reduces the deafness to 1 round and reduces the damage by half.
Material Component: A small steel ball.