Glimpses of Hyboria
Tortured Sacrifice (Sorcery)
You may draw a huge quantity of magical power from a creature by painstakingly sacriﬁcing it over a periodof several hours. You may bleed it to death, whip it or otherwise inﬂict great torture on it. Different sorcerers may have preferred methods of performing a sacriﬁce. In every case, though, the point is to maximize the magical power you gain from a single ritual sacriﬁce.
Prerequisites: Ritual Sacriﬁce, magic attack bonus +2, base attack bonus +2.
Beneﬁt: If you take at least 15 minutes to torture a victim to death in a ritualistic manner you can move two steps down on the Sacriﬁce Table (see page 228). If you are able to spin the process out for an hour or more, you can move three steps down on the Sacriﬁce Table. The victim must be bound or otherwise helpless during the sacriﬁce. If for some reason you need to know how much damage you have inﬂicted on your victim part way through the process( for example, if the victim is rescued before you ﬁnish him off), assume that you inﬂicted at least a minimum of 1d3hit points damage per ﬁve minutes. If you prefer, you could inﬂict as much as your standard melee attack damage every round if desired (this latter damage assumes that you either have a particularly tough opponent or that you choose to kill him quickly because he is about to be rescued). You may also choose any amount of damage in between. If you kill your victim before the 15 minutes is up, you only gainthe normal Power Points for a Ritual Sacriﬁce.