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Brand of Conformity

School transmutation [curse]; Level inquisitor 1


Casting Time 1 round
Components V, S, DF


Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 1 day/level
Saving Throw Fort negates; Spell Resistance yes


This spell etches the symbol of a nation, organization, or order on the target, dealing 1 point of damage. The mark can be placed on any exposed portion of the creature, typically the head or forearm. While branded in this way, the recipient can neither speak nor understand its racial language or the language of its homeland or primary culture (if these are different). For example, a gnome raised among gnomes would lose Gnome, and no other language. This spell never suppresses Common and Undercommon or prevents spellcasting, though it may prevent a recipient from speaking intelligibly if it suppresses all of the target’s languages. A brand of conformity can be hidden beneath clothing or removed by scraping it away (the latter deals 1d6 points of damage), though the brand returns if that damage is healed.