[New Spell] Being Watched

Being Watched

The Scholar of Wexos cocked an eyebrow as he read over the bill that was given to the adventuring group as they were about to leave the inn. A few armed thugs shuffled their feet nervously.

That is an outrage!” Chalk snarled at the pompous innkeeper as he pointed at the bill.

Now, now, it will be quite alright,” the Scholar of Wexos said, trying to calm the situation down. “I can take care of this bill as I have saved aside a bit of my adventuring money.”

As you wish,” Chalk snapped, flailing his arms in the air. “I will be outside with the others.

The illusionist settled the bill and shook the innkeeper’s hand to assure him that there were no hard feelings, just in case they needed to use the inn’s services again.

A few miles down the road Chalk burst into spontaneous laughter.

How did I do?” the wizard asked the illusionist.

You laid it on a little thick in there, but I don’t think that these yokels caught on,” replied the Scholar of Wexos.

What ever did you two do in there?” Knat asked.

I just slipped the innkeeper a pile of silver disguised as gold and laid I minor curse upon him to think that he is being watched,” shrugged the illusionist.

Knat shook her head as they road down the winding path.

It was said that after the generous strangers left town that old Jarkis, the shady innkeeper of the rundown inn called the Flailing Flounder, began hearing things and seeing things out of the corner of his eye. He claimed that devils were in the area and had turned his gold into silver. And then one night the unscrupulous innkeeper went mad and leaped off of the town’s bridge into the cold deep waters and was swept away by the swift killing current.

Being Watched (Illusionist)

Level 2

Range: Touch

Duration: Until dispelled

This illusionist spell combines several elements to make a person feel as if he or she is being watched and followed by agent or agents unknown. Whenever the target of this spell is alone there is a 65% chance that they will feel as if they are being observed and might believe that something moved out of the corner of the eye or that something was heard; a slight scuffle of feet (or hooves) or the swoosh of fabric. For one turn after this experience the victim of the spell will be shaken by the strange sensation of being watched and will be -1 on all rolls. A standard save versus spells will resist the effects of this magic, failing that the spell will stick to the target until dispelled. After three months the victim of the spell must make another saving throw, this one is also against spells and standard, to resist gaining an insanity. Once an insanity is acquired there is no further need for this check.

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4 Responses to [New Spell] Being Watched

  1. Gerard says:

    Very nice. Very fitting with whole ‘how an illusionist differs from a magic user’ thing.
    Daily reader and enjoy these immensely.

    • bat says:

      Thank you for the comment, Gerard! I do make spells differently, sometimes to do the same thing in another way and sometimes to showcase what that class means.

  2. Youch. Combine with a Sussuration spell, and you’ve got a recipe for madness there. Thanks!

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