Friday, November 5, 2010

Weird Arcana - Golden Apple of Discord (New Spell)

In each 'Weird Arcana' entry I try to create an unusual or exotic dweomer, artifact or lore.

GOLDEN APPLE OF DISCORD
School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting] 
Level bard 4, sorcerer/wizard 5, witch 5
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M
Range close (25 ft. + 5ft./2 levels)
Target one creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart
Duration 1 round/level, see text;
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes
You make a magic golden apple appear floating between your designated targets. All those who fail their saving throws suffer an irrational urge to take and eat the magic fruit. They'll first try to take the fruit. Following that, they'll attack any other pretender fighting for the golden apple, even if that creature was before an ally. Only after all contestants are defeated, the "winner" will eat the apple (if the spell is still in effect).
The golden apple has AC 14 and 1 hit point. It can be damaged normally. Eating the fruit requires a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity. If one the targets affected by this spell manages to eat the apple, the spell ends and he gains a +2 morale bonus to all attacks, damages and rolls made against the caster. This bonus last 24 hours.
If an outsider effect (like an attack or area spell) cause damage to any target, he is automatically free from this spell's effects.
This spell requires a rotten apple as a material component.