Rune of Transgression

School universal [curse, evil]; Level sorcerer/wizard 6


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range close (25 feet + 5 feet/2 levels)
Target 1 creature
Duration permanent, see text
Saving Throw Will partial (see text); Spell Resistance yes


An unknowably ancient arcane secret passed down to ancient wizards by the enigmatic Shining Children, the Rune of Transgression invokes a school of magic in its purest form, creating a mechanism which allows the wielder to circumvent most any defense offered against it. The target of this spell is branded with a glowing white rune corresponding to a certain sin, causing it to take a -4 penalty on all saving throws and a -10 penalty to any spell resistance it may possess (you may choose to negate these penalties if you are casting this spell on a willing creature). In addition, the target suffers from an additional effect depending on the sin invoked by this spell. A successful Will saving throw reduces the duration of this spell to 1 round.

In order to invoke a specific sin with this spell, a character must be specialized in the corresponding arcane school (for example, only a wizard or arcanist who specializes in the abjuration school could invoke Envy with a Rune of Transgression). A character who is not a specialist in a certain school may still cast this spell, but they only inflict the penalties on saving throws and spell resistance. A specialist can prepare rune of transgression as if it belonged to their specialty school (so a transmuter could prepare it as their 6th-level transmutation school bonus spell).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Sentence of the Sinlords © 2020, Legendary Games; Author: Matt Daley

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