Voice of Memories

Voice of Memories

Components: V, S

Casting Time: 1 action

Duration: 3 minutes

Range: Touch

Area of Effect: 1 creature

Saving Throw: Wis / negates effect

You weave magic into you voice or music as you attempt to hypnotize one living creature you can see. The creature must make a Wisdom saving throw. If the saving throw fails, its unconscious mind comes under your control. You have a period of three minutes in which you can instill false memories or cause the target to forget painful experiences. New memories are somewhat fragmented, but the target’s mind fills them in, actually making the spell more effective over time.

A new memory that goes against the target’s real experiences allows the creature to make another Wisdom saving throw to reject the ‘memory’ as nothing but a dream. For example, a who ‘remembers’ committing an infamous local murder is likely to question that memory’s veracity.

This spell can be used to set up a ‘patsy’ to take the blame for a crime, or it can be used to help erase and ease painful memories so that an individual can move back into normal life after a horrible trauma. The spell reveals no information about memories in the target’s mind; the spellcaster is well-advised to become familiar with the creature’s background before trying to erase or add memories.