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Ahzsthrum's Insidious Babbling
Author: Jeff Binder (Moorcrys)

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]
Level: Brd 4, Sor/Wiz 5
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: One living creature
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

Ahzsthrum's insidious babbling causes a creature capable of speech to babble incessantly for up to 1 round/level. Babbling creatures cannot stop talking for the duration of the spell; drawing breath in order to continue babbling is the only interruption of this steady stream of speaking. Controlled verbal communication, including spellcasting using verbal components, is impossible.

Most information the creature babbles is of little importance or interest. The babbling creature talks of random things ranging from events of her childhood to her current environment to jokes or stories that have interested her in the past. However, once every 1d4 rounds the creature must make another Will save or blurt out a piece of knowledge she wishes to keep secret. This knowledge can be any sort of secret, including the command words used to activate a magical item currently in her possession, the location of a secret cache of loot, the names of comrades in a conspiracy, or the creature's true identity. The Ahzsthrum's insidious babbling generally forces out the most pressing secret the creature is trying to conceal. The DM may require listeners to make a Listen check (base DC 10 modified by situation) to fish out the information from the steady stream of talking.

Unconscious or sleeping creatures affected by this spell will babble continuously for the spell's duration without waking (unless other events or means awaken them). A silence or remove curse spell releases a creature from Ahzsthrum's insidious babbling.

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