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New Spell – Eschaton Echo (A to Z Challenge E)

5 April, 2013

“See you fate, villain,” cried out Knight-Chaplain Vessa, raising her silver badge of authority.

The murderous Ronz was surrounded in an odd, colorless light.  He screamed and fell back, clutching at his eyes.  “No!  No!  Not there!”

Vessa took the opportunity to press her attack on Ronz.  “I will bring you to justice in this life and you see your justice in the afterlife!”

Eschaton Echo
School divination; Level cleric/oracle 5, inquisitor 4, paladin 4

CASTING
Casting Time 1 action
Components V, S, DF

EFFECT
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature with a soul
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Will partial (see below); Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION
The creature affected by this spell is enveloped in a momentary aura of a odd colorless light and shown a future echo of their final judgement, which can be positive or negative (or rarely, soul crushingly empty).

The effects are:

  • Negative– The being affected see that they are to be cast down to the lowest and darkest places.  If they make their save, they are shaken for one round (even if normally immune to such effects), if they fail, they are dazed for 1d4 rounds and suffer a -1 moral penalty to all during that time.
  • Positive– The person affected has their mind, body and soul cleansed by the knowledge that their fate is to ascend.  The following conditions are wiped away: confused, dazed, exhausted, fatigued, frightened, nauseated, panicked, shaken, sickened, staggered, stunned.  If they are suffering from a disease or poison, they gain an additional saving throw at +4 again it and an additional save to break any curse or enchantment upon them.
  • Void– The being affected is shown their final state is total non-existence, erased from reality.  This experience is disconcerting to say the least, if they make their save they are unaffected except for lingering existential doubt, if they fail, they are confused for 1d4 rounds (even if they are normally a being that is immune to such effects).

It is up to the Games Master to make a final decision of which effect the target is affected by.  However, in the Sea of Stars, dragons and dracokine always see Void when targeted by the spells.

Notes: The Eschaton is last thing; used in theology to refer to the climax of history, culminating in the Last Judgement.

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2 comments

  1. I think you live in another reality, at least part of the time. I’m not there, but I can see you. I feel very prosaic and bland beside your rich universe. Thanks for the peek! Mary at Mary A to Z


    • I certainly think of other realities quite often but I live here. Glad you found it interesting.



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