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School chronomancy; Level time mage 3

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action

EFFECT

Range touch
Target living creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Fortitude negates; Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION

Your touch ages living creatures. Any creature you touch with a successful melee touch attack takes 1 point of Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution damage. This damage aging is reflected in the target’s appearance-skin becomes more wrinkled and pockmarked, hair turns white, posture stoops-and while this appearance change has no additional negative effect, it does provide a cumulative +2 bonus on Disguise checks. Only the target’s body is aged by this spell, and it gains none of the benefits of growing older naturally. Creatures that gain benefits by age category do not gain additional advantages due to this spell.

Every time a creature is affected by this spell, it is also temporarily aged one age category. Every time the target ages in this way, the effects of this spell stack, until the target reaches venerable age. If a creature is aged past venerable, it instead takes 5d6 points of non-elemental damage each time it is struck, as its body succumbs to the ravages of incredibly swift decay. Only the target’s body is aged by this spell, and it gains none of the benefits of growing older naturally. Creatures that gain benefits by age category do not gain additional advantages due to this spell.

Ability damage dealt by this spell heals as normal, at a rate of 1 point per day for each affected ability and restoring the age category one step closer to the target’s permanent age. The bonus on Disguise checks also fades over time, decreasing at a rate of -2 every day until the target’s Disguise modifier and appearance returns to normal.