Masters, are a bunch of goody-two-shoes PCs forever running amok in your
villain's den of iniquity, foiling all your evil plans? Want to throw
them off-balance -- literally? This month, we bring you a divine spell
that answers your prayers (horrible pun quite intended).
(Compulsion) [Chaos, Sonic]
V, S, F
Time: 1 action
(25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
2d4 rounds + 1 round/level
spell creates an unholy, chaotic dirge that fills the subject's head with
the screams of the dying, the wailing of the damned, and the howling of
the mad. Affected creatures suffer a -4 profane penalty to attack rolls
and Concentration checks, a -8 enhancement penalty to effective Dexterity
(with Reflex saves reduced accordingly for the spell's duration), and
halved movement due to the subject's equilibrium being thrown off by the
A tiny urn containing some ashes of a destrachan.
is an editor on the D&D Worlds team at Wizards of the Coast.
He lives on the east side of Lake Washington with his wife, daughter,
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