Celtic druids and the Tuatha de Dannan
By Dominique Crouzet
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magical power of Satire held by the bards is a classic of Celtic literature. However,
apart from the Glam Dicinn said to be the supreme cursing satire, nothing more
is told. As such, all these spells were designed for game purpose only, and do
not relate to any Celtic legend (including the short tales despite they may involve
spells detailed in this chapter are:
1. Honoring the Host. Subject praised
or shamed, influencing reactions of witnesses accordingly.
2. Irritating Sniveler. Subject appears to be continuously sniveling.
3. Curse of the Suspicious Mind. Renders subject completely paranoid for 1 hour per level.
4. Deceptive Object. Subject believes that an item is something else that it really is.
5. False Success of the Fool. Subject believes that he completed the task at hand despite being not the case.
6. Glam Dicinn. Subject's appearance and reputation changed forever for the worst.
7. Blind Love. Subject falls in love with any creature that you want him to.
8. Grotesque Polymorph. Subjects get ugly deformities, resulting in impediments and aversion.
9. Unveil the Truth. Subject's true identity, personality, and deeds are revealed to witnesses.
1. Sun Lights. Balls of light dazzle victims
for 1d4 rounds.
2. Sunspear. Creates a spear of light that heals or inflicts 2d4 +2 / level when thrown.
4. Purifying Flames. Burns a foe every round until extinguished.
9. Chariot of Sustarre. Creates a chariot of fire and light to transport people across the sky.
8. Peerless Charge. 10 horses / level are protected from harm during a charge.
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Originally written by
Russell Linton the land of Eyru.
Level: Drd 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Vengeance 8
Casting Time: One Round
Range: Close ( 25ft. +5ft./2 levels)
Target: One HD or level per caster level
Saving Throw: Fortitude Negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
This dreaded spell causes the recipient to be changed into a cursed animal form. Immediately upon completion of the spell, the target is forced into an animal form of the caster’s choosing. The form must be that of a small, non-predatory animal or insect. If a group of creatures is targeted, each one will assume the same form.
The most famous example is that of the Children of Lir who were turned into swans by their jealous stepmother, Aoife. Other examples include a similar curse placed upon the legendary beauty, Etain who was transformed into a fly by a suspicious wife. The target, once transformed, is subject to a host of other restrictions (see the Swanmay template for more details on the nature of the transformation, restrictions and the like.) Victims of this curse do not retain their own type (as in Polymorph) but instead become Shapechangers.
The material component for the spell is a properly prepared Rowan wand. The wand must be a masterwork crafted item (carved and worked with druidic symbols). It must have been in the possession of a druid for a number of days equivalent to the highest level victim’s HD or level.
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