Remove Curse (Reversible)

Level: 4   Schools: Abjuration
Range: Touch   Components: V, S
Duration: Permanent   Casting Time: 4
Area of Effect: Special   Saving Throw: Special

Upon casting this spell, the wizard is usually able to remove a curse--whether it is on an object, on a person, or in the form of some undesired sending or evil presence. Note that the remove curse spell cannot affect a cursed shield, weapon, or suit of armor, for example, although it usually enables a person afflicted with a cursed item to be rid of it. Certain special curses may not be countered by this spell, or may be countered only by a caster of a certain level or higher. A caster of 12th level or higher can cure lycanthropy with this spell by casting it on the animal form. The were-creature receives a saving throw vs. spell and, if successful, the spell fails and the wizard must gain a level before attempting the remedy again.

The reverse of the spell is not permanent; the bestow curse lasts one turn for every experience level of the wizard casting the spell. It causes one of the following effects (roll percentile dice): D100 Roll Result 1-50 Lowers one ability of the subject to 3 (the DM determines which

by random selection) 51-75 Worsens the subject's attack rolls and saving throws by -4 76-00 Makes the subject 50% likely per turn to drop whatever it is holding (or

simply do nothing, in the case of creatures not using tools)

It is possible for a wizard to devise his own curse, and it should be similar in power to those given (the DM has final say). The subject of a bestow curse spell must be touched. If the subject is touched, a saving throw is still applicable; if it is successful, the effect is negated. The bestowed curse cannot be dispelled.

Last modified: May 3rd, 2000