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New Spell – Xenophobia (A to Z Challenge X)

27 April, 2013

No one knew what came over Roban the innkeeper, but suddenly he was offending all of his foreign guests.  Some said the change happened after he threw out that bard, but in any case, it took him months to win back that custom.

Xenophobia
School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level bard 1, sorcerer/wizard 2

CASTING
Casting Time 1 action
Components V, S

EFFECT
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one intelligent creature
Duration 1/hour per level
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION
The creature affected by this spell find themself consumed with distrust, dislike and plain unhappiness with anything strange or foreign.

On a successful save, the feeling passes as quickly as it came, but on a failed save the victim is consumed by such feelings and suffers a -2 penalty, increased by 1 per three levels of the caster to a maximum of -8 at 18th level, to any social skill roll dealing with foreign or exotic things and half that (rounded down) to any other skill roll dealing with those strange things from other places.

Notes: Just a quick spell to get this in under the wire.  Still, fills a role in the social arsenal of spellcasters.

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