So I've had my two Tiefling characters (who were discussed in another thread) more or less figured out, but one little detail might need a bit of refining. What would you say are good spells to use on a small group of civilians or a single one that wouldn't kill them but would instead serve as a good punishment for angering a Wizard? One example I found to be thematically fitting was Disfiguring Touch from Ultimate Magic, but I wouldn't wanna limit my Wizard's wrath to just one spell.
hypnosis. add a implanted suggestion to do something embarrassing.
Grease on their ale mug.
Polymorph their head guy into a hot chick in a bikini.
Illusions. Anything you can do to them, you can convince them you've done something worse.
Arcane mark on their forehead, in the shape of a big "L"
@Blackbloodtroll: Isn't that a bit excessive for a 'don't annoy me' hex?
@Lab_Rat: best punishment use for Geas (for a minor transgression) is the Lady Godiva treatment: A Geas to walk through every street of the town naked.
The Wizard I speak of is a Chelish noble of sorts (she's a Tiefling and her family's name got wiped out much to her chagrin), generally mean-spirited (starts out Neutral Evil) but with a soft spot for kids and for the poor, which she usually denies. I'm just trying to think of non-lethal spells she'd cast at people who anger her. She saves the slightly more harmful ones towards people who actually beat up children or do something equally unacceptable in her eyes.
Abusive parent: Polymorph into a kid, adopt out to another abusive parent.
Thief: the curse of charity. Plus a mark of justice or Geas to stop him from re-offending. A curse that forces him to sing "I'm a thief, I'm a thief, I'm a naughty little thief" in a high pitched girly voice whenever he tries to steal something also works.
I'm mainly just hankering to use this spell for my "refuses to kill/fairy tale justice" caster concept concept, but if the GM is open to 3pp, 101 6th Level Spells has be a tree.
One can build a prison and a public park at the same time!
Dismissable too iirc.
I like that... but there are other fun things to do without factoring in turning people into trees: Geas to spend 8 hours a day creating and maintaining a public park works even better than a single tree's worth of public beautification.
EDIT: forgot to mention that turning people into trees is probably better duration than the Geas.
Hypothetical crimes worthy of magical punishment.
Crime number 1) Getting on my nerves.
Crime number 2) Ignorance.
Crime number 3) Being ugly without a licence.
Crime number 4) Making a mock list of crimes on the internet that makes wizards look petty.