Flay Marrow Nasty save-or-die spell created by insensitive necromancers.
Whiz or Die Creates the sudden urge to urinate in a bladder-having creature. Experienced adventurers know it's more than a prank.
Char Monster If you can't persuade them, envelop them in a pyrocaust.
Ice Dorm Briefly fashionable pinnacle of the brief misheard spells fashion, creates a habitation out of five walls of ice complete with ice beds, ice benches and ice bar fully stocked with ice bottles, ice glasses, and vodka.
Wall of Ire A curtain of red, snarling faces that forces all crossing it with Animal intelligence or above to save or cringe back.
Phased Oar Allows you to make an oar that phases into the ethereal plane and back in a minute. Invented around the time when the misheard spells fad was rapidly reaching exhaustion point.
Colors Pray A rainbow blast of seven prismatic hues, each one having the effect of a random cleric spell from the 1st (red) through 7th (violet) level lists, and whether reversed or not also being random. Usually hurts people, but you never know.
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