Bind Byakhee

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level 5


Casting Time 1 minute (2 phases of 5 rounds)
Components V, T (Carcosa’s star system must be above the horizon; depending on the caster’s planet and hemisphere, this may be from mid-Fall to mid-Spring or some other period of months or seasons), F (a magic whistle, or a whistle made magical by an ongoing spell for the duration of the ritual)
Optional Components F (an edition of the King in Yellow with the tune’s sheet music gives a +5 insight to the ritual skill check)
Skill Checks Knowledge (arcana) or Profession (Yog-Sothothery philosopher) DC 18, 1 success; Perform (wind) DC 18, 1 success
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one Byakhee
Duration until task is completed, up to 1 day/level
Saving Throw Will partial; Spell Resistance no


This short ritual binds a single byakhee to carry out a task directed by the caster. Any byakhee within range that were recently conjured by the call byakhee ritual calmly listens to the ritual tune of bind byakhee until the player makes an error, at which point all byakhee present are free to attack the caster or do as they wish unless bound by another casting of this ritual. This ritual bypasses a byakhee’s usual immunity to mind-affecting effects.

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