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Punishing Spells


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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.


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Baleful Polymorph.


Now I just feel embarassed for missing that classic.


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There is also Prediction of Failure, Bestow Curse, Parasitic Soul, and Black Spot.


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.
command/suggestion/mass suggestion.
Arcane mark on their forehead, in the shape of a big "L"


Geas

Horrible Player spell....awesome GM spell. Nothing says you did bad like a spell that forces the players to acquire a homemade donut with pink frosting and sprinkles from some far off land.


@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.


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Depends on how vindictive the Wizard is.


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.


the curse of charity: A Geas to give every time they see a beggar.


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What exactly did they do?

Punishment should fit the crime.


What's a good punishment for an abusive parent?

And while we're at it, how about a punishment for a thief?


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Abusive parent? Bestow Curse to be stuck in eternal pain.

Thief? Community Service.


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.


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Correction: Geas for Community Service.

Teach that Thief.

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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.


Hypnosis is always good against a low-level target. The compulsion to be violently sick whenever they do the action you disapprove of... and they don't even realize you did it!


Mikaze wrote:

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.


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I would like some details of these crimes.


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.
Crime numbeAaag...


Mikaze wrote:

I'm mainly just hankering to use this spell for my "refuses to kill/fairy tale justice" caster 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 think my Wizard would make good use of that spell when punishing mongrels (her little nickname for commoners that she dislikes or hates).

Though my greatest challenge will be finding a DM who allows 3pp, since that idiotic "fear of the unknown" gets to most of them, much to my chagrin.

@FuelDrop: Sounds quite a lot like the Wizard I've been talking about here, especially during her Neutral Evil phase. Thankfully she doesn't stay that way.


Don't forget Suggestion, for all your Jedi Mind Trick needs.

Also, Prestidigitation - dye their hair pink. If they're gnomes, turn it brown.


Blindness/Deafness. Permanent, and you can choose to dismiss it if the target atones.


Crafter's Curse - victim takes a -5 to craft checks for several days.


Bearded Ben wrote:
Crafter's Curse - victim takes a -5 to craft checks for several days.

That'd be a very cruel spell to cast on an artisan of any sort, or a Dwarf.

Now that I think of it, what spell could potentially rip a Dwarf's beard off or cut an elves' ears?

I might be thinking of some minor Transmutation spell again, maybe Disfiguring Touch or some variant for that purpose.

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