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Fumbletongue

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.