Mark of Justice

Necromancy [Curse]
Level: Law 5, Paladin 4
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: Permanent; see text
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes
Spell Points: Law 9, Paladin 7

“You shall not kill, you shall not steal, and you shall not lie. This is my edict.”

You draw an indelible mark on the subject and state some behavior on the part of the subject that will activate the mark. When activated, the mark curses the subject. Typically, you designate some sort of criminal behavior that activates the mark, but you can pick any act you please. The effect of the mark is identical with the effect of an unaugmented Bestow Curse, with no saving throw allowed.

Since this spell takes 10 minutes to cast and involves writing on the target, you can cast it only on a creature that is willing or restrained.

A mark of justice cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed by any effect that would remove a Curse (see Removing a Curse). Remove curse works only if its caster level is equal to or higher than your mark of justice caster level. This restriction applies regardless of whether the mark has activated.

Augment: You can augment this spell in one or both of the following ways:

  1. If you spend 2 additional spell points, this spell’s casting time is reduced to 1 standard action, but it gains a saving throw entry of “Will negates”.

  2. If you spend 6 additional spell points, the curse bestowed on the subject when the mark triggers is as if by an augmented bestow curse.