Kiss of Unrequited Love

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level red mantis assassin 4, bard 4 sorcerer/wizard 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 1 round/level, plus see text
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes


The verbal and somatic components of a kiss of unrequited love spell are designed to be indistinguishable from amorous advances towards the target of the spell. A successful Spellcraft check ( DC 19) can still identify the spell for what it is, although the observer must first oppose your Bluff check with a Sense Motive check. If the target fails to resist this spell, he becomes tragically enamored with you, but at the same time becomes convinced that through some terrible shortcoming of his own he is never be able to win your love. On his next action, the despair of this unrequited love forces the victim of the spell to attempt suicide. He immediately attempts a coup de grace against himself, using the most powerful melee weapon at his disposal to take the action. He automatically hits himself and scores a critical hit. If he survives, he must still make a Fortitude save ( DC 10 + damage dealt) or die. If the victim has the sneak attack ability, he applies his sneak attack damage to this self-inflicted wound. A victim with a natural attack or the ability to deal lethal damage with an unarmed attack can use this attack in place of a melee weapon.

If the victim cannot secure a melee weapon, he dedicates all of his activity towards securing the closest available melee weapon in as efficient a method as possible, resorting to disarm attempts or even magic if necessary. A victim restrained from performing the coup de grace or securing a melee weapon instead devotes all of his efforts towards escaping so he can fulfill his compulsion. This compulsion persists for one round per caster level. The compulsion also ends as soon as the victim makes the coup de grace attack on himself, providing he survives the suicide attempt. Once the compulsion is started, the range at which it continues is unlimited as long as the caster and the subject are on the same plane.
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Villains: Rebirth

Villains: Rebirth. Copyright 2003, Bastion Press, Inc. Author: James Jacobs.
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