School transmutation; Level sorcerer/wizard 1, witch 1


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a bit of rotten meat)


Range touch
Target one coin
Duration permanent
Saving Throw Fort negates (object); Spell Resistance none


This rather unpleasant spell is more annoying than deadly, and it must be cast on a coin of any valuation. This stenchcoin is scentless until it is disturbed, for example, by being placed into a container or otherwise moved from its resting place. At this point, it excretes a foul odor similar to a combination of skunk and rotting meat. The scent permeates other nearby coins (if the stenchcoin is in a coin pile, a purse with other coins, etc.) and fill any closed container. After 1 hr., the stench fills a regular bag or backpack, and after 4 hrs. it fills an extra-dimensional space such as a bag of holding or a handy haversack.

If the container is open after that point, anyone within 5 ft. of the container must make a Fortitude save or be nauseated for one round.

Dealing with the stenchcoin requires finding it. As other coins absorb scent, this process requires a DC 20 + caster level Perception check and 1 min. of work per 10 coins examined. As the scent spreads among all nearby coins, using detect magic on a stenchcoin in a pile of other coins will only indicate the 5-ft. square where the stenchcoin resides.

If the stenchcoin is not with only coins, detect magic works as normal. Once found and discarded, the smell fades over several hours and can no longer cause nausea.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Deep Magic. � 2014 Open Design LLC. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Tom Benton, Creighton Broadhurst, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Charles Lee Carrier, Tim Connors, Adam Daigle, Jonathan Drain, Mike Franke, Ed Greenwood, Frank Gori, Jim Groves, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Sam Harris, Brandon Hodge, Phillip Larwood, Jeff Lee, John Ling, Jr., Chris Lozaga, Ben McFarland, Nicholas Milasich, Carlos Ovalle, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Wade Rockett, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Amber E. Scott, Neil Spicer, Owen K.C. Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Christina Stiles, Matt Stinson, Stefen Styrsky, Dan Voyce, and Mike Welham.

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