Curse of the Sharp Tongue
Stork drummed his fingers on the oak table impatiently.
“I have all day to make you suffer, you have a year and a day to tell me what I want to know,” the sorcerer hissed. “Yet, I don’t think you can hold out that long.”
Graff the innkeeper of the Drunken Dragon Inn wiped the blood from the sides of his mouth.
“Never tell,” he replied with a hateful glare.
The door of the inn opened and Graff smiled, revealing a bloody mouth.
“Looking for us?” he asked Stork as the others prepared for a fight.
Curse of the Sharp Tongue (Arcane)
Duration: One year and a day or until dispelled.
A wicked curse spoken of in ancient tales and bedtime stories told to children, the Curse of the Sharp Tongue is a wicked curse that has led to the deaths of many a cursed person and not a few wizards who were caught up to and unceremoniously slaughtered for casting this spell. One old fable tells of an elder dragon who drew this curse upon the head of an elven noble who was beloved by his family, friends and subjects and upon the elf’s untimely death a nation arose in anger to bring the dragon down. Anyone suffering from the Curse of the Sharp Tongue has a speech restriction of some kind placed by the cursing wizard (who may place one additional restriction per three levels above his or her victim beyond the initial curse) and any time this restriction is broken the cursed one must roll 1d6, a result of 2-6 means that the victim of the curse suffers 1d4 points of damage as their tongue suddenly becomes as sharp as a razor and slices that person’s mouth. Each speech restriction can be complex (no saying a word with ‘r’ for example or as simple, such as never being able to speak a single word (such as ‘I’).