Valance swam around angrily in the lake as his companions approached the shore.
He swam towards the shore and surfaced.
‘Any news?’ he asked.
‘We have a wizard coming that can remove the curse, another day,’ Chalk replied.
‘I want out of here!’ exclaimed the priest of the Spider God.
‘It was your gambling debt that got you here,’ Navnen said. ‘We were just lucky to be so close to water when the curse was placed.’
‘They probably don’t want to lose their source of income,’ Koram said.
The three men on shore chuckled. Valance submerged himself.
Duration: One year and a day, or until removed.
This seemingly dreadful curse, when cast, causes gills to appear on the subject if they fail a Saving Throw versus spells. If this happens the cursed one has five minutes to reach enough fresh or salt water to submerge themselves in or they will suffocate and die. Those that do find sufficient water will need to stay underwater for at least a year and a day or have Remove Curse, Limited Wish or Wish cast upon them to return to normal. During this gilled state the cursed one cannot be out of water for more than five minutes or they will suffocate.