School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level bard 1, witch 1
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range close (25 ft. +5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature
Duration 1d4 rounds
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes
This enchantment causes a creature to be unable to speak intelligibly. Any effort the target makes to talk, in any language, comes out as a useless mix of unconnected words and noises. Even magic words are affected to some extent; the target has a 20% spell failure chance for any spell it attempts to cast with verbal components, and a 20% chance to incorrectly use a command word to activate a magic item. This spell has no effect on telepathic communication, or the vocalizations of creatures that lack a spoken language.