Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
Word of Balance
- Level: Green 7
- Components: V
- Casting Time: 1 standard action
- Range: 40 ft.
- Area: Creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you
- Duration: Instantaneous
- Saving Throw: None or Will negates
- Spell Resistance: Yes
You utter the elder words of balance. Those who stray too far from the path of even-handedness pay the price for their sins as the words judge them.
Any lawful good, chaotic good, lawful evil, or chaotic evil creature within the area of a word of balance spell suffers the following ill effects, depending on their HD, whether the creature can hear the spell or not.
The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.DESCRIPTION
|Equal to caster level||Deafened|
|Up to caster level -1||Weakened, deafened|
|Up to caster level -5||Nauseated, weakened, deafened|
|Up to caster level -10||Killed, Confused, weakened, deafened|
Deafened: The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds. Save negates.
Weakened: The creature’s Strength score decreases by 2d6 points for 2d4 rounds. Save for half. This penalty cannot reduce your Strength score to less than 1.
Nauseated: The creature is nauseated for 1d10 minutes. Save reduces the nausea effect to 1 round.
Killed: Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).
Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, lawful good, chaotic good, lawful evil, and chaotic evil extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the word of balance or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a -4 penalty) to negate.
Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by word of balance.