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The cloud moves 10 feet directly away from you in a direction that you choose at the start of each of your turns.
I'm struggling to comprehend this sentence and what it means.
"The cloud moves 10 feet directly away from you"
That part is pretty clear to me. I'm assuming that it means drawing a line between two points (being the caster and the center of the cloud) and then having the cloud continue moving away directly down that line. However, then there's this:
"in a direction that you choose"
But, the direction was already chosen, being directly away from you. Is it trying to say that it moves 10 feet directly away, and then can be moved slightly to the left or right? Is the presence of the word(s) directly or from you a typo?