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Warlock of the Aberrant

Medium humanoid (any species)
Challenge
6

STR
−1
DEX
2
CON
2
INT
1
WIS
1
CHA
4

91
14d8+28
16
Fort
+2
Ref
+1
Will
+4
Defense note −2 without inertial armor
Damage resistances psychic

Speed 5 m.
Skills Insight +1 (12), Occult +3 (14), Perception +1 (12)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages any two languages, telepathy 5 m.

Spellcasting. The warlock of the aberrant uses Occult (Int) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 12, +3 to hit with spell attacks). It has 12 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 8th-level spellcaster): distract, message, mind thrust

1 mana: adrenaline rush, agonizing rebuke, call to mind, confusion, disguise, ego whip, enlarge/reduce, haze senses, inertial armor, invigorate, meld mindcrystal, mind over body, mind spike, mind trap, moment of alacrity, psychic fortress, regenerate, sending, sense minds, skill empowerment, striding and springing, sudden shift, sustenance, thought shield, toppling punch, wandering mind

2 mana: co-opt concentration, detect thoughts, essence of night, freedom of movement, metabolic adaptation, mind blast, mind control, modify memory, psychic crush, psychic reformation, synaptic static, synesthete, telepathic bond

Actions (2)

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

Desert, Hill, Mountain, Underdark, Urbanvgtm

Spells

As an action, you cause your subject’s mind to wander, distracting it. Choose a creature within 5 meters. It has disadvantage on the next Perception or Insight ability check it makes before the end of its next turn.

As an action, you send a one-way telepathic message to a creature within 20 meters. The creature hears the message and can reply in a whisper that only you can hear. This spell has no effect on a creature with an Intelligence of −4 or less.

You can cast this spell through solid objects if you are familiar with the target and know it is beyond the barrier. Magical silence, 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood blocks the spell. The spell doesn’t have to follow a straight line and can travel freely around corners or through openings.

At higher levels

When you reach 9th level, you can send the message to all creatures within 10 meters. When you reach 17th level, you can send the message to all creatures within 20 meters.

As an action, you unleash a psychic assault ona creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d4 psychic damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d4 when you reach 9th level (2d4) and 17th level (3d4).

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, adrenaline rushes through your body. You are hasted 1 for the duration.

Augment

You can increase the hasted level by 1 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack or take psychic damage, you absorb some of the incoming energy. You have resistance to psychic damage until the start of your next turn, including against the triggering damage. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d4 psychic damage and is staggered until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d4 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you use an Intelligence ability check to do one of the following:

  • Recall knowledge
  • Identify an alchemical concoction
  • Identify a herb, poison, or potion
  • Identify a concoction or spell
  • Identify a magic or technological item
  • Diagnose illness
  • Understand the gist of a language
  • Communicate in a language

You can recall natural memories and knowledge previously inaccessible to you. You can reroll the Intelligence check.

As an action, you assault and twist a creature’s mind, spawning delusions and provoking uncontrolled actions. Choose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Will saving throw or it is confused until the end of its next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is confused for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you change the appearance of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. You give the creature a new, illusory, appearance. An unwilling creature can make a Will saving throw, and if it succeeds, it is unaffected by this spell.

The spell disguises physical appearance as well as clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment. You can make the creature seem up to 30 centimeters shorter or taller and appear thin, fat, or in between. You can’t change a creature’s body type, so you must choose a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Otherwise, the extent of the illusion is up to you. The spell lasts for the duration, unless you dismiss it on your turn (no action required).

The changes wrought by this spell fail to hold up to physical inspection. For example, if you use this spell to add a hat to a creature’s outfit, objects pass through the hat, and anyone who touches it would feel nothing or would feel the creature’s head and hair. If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in midair.

A creature can use an action to inspect a creature, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that the creature is disguised.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you mentally lash a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters, assaulting its ego and debilitating its confidence. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 psychic damage and has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended. If this spell is augmented to target additional creatures, this damage is halved.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you can grow larger or smaller for the duration. Everything you are wearing and carrying changes size with you. Any item dropped by returns to normal size at once.

Enlarge. Your size doubles in all dimensions, and your weight is multiplied by eight. This growth increases your size by one category—from Medium to Large, for example. If there isn’t enough room for you to double your size, you attain the maximum possible size in the space available. Until the spell ends, you have advantage on Athletics and Brawn checks and any weapon you wield grows to match your new size, dealing 1d6 extra damage.

Reduce. Your size is halved in all dimensions, and your weight is reduced to one-eighth of normal. This reduction decreases your size by one category—from Medium to Small, for example. Until the spell ends, you have disadvantage on Athletics and Brawn checks and any weapon you wield shrinks to match your new size, dealing 1d6 less damage (this can’t reduce the damage below 1).

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters grows larger or smaller instead. If the creature is unwilling, it must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or be affected by this spell. You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to grow larger or smaller by one additional size.

    Enlarge. You gain 10 temporary health and your reach increases by 1 meter.

    Reduce. You have advantage on Stealth checks.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you haze the senses of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 psychic damage and can’t see anything beyond 2 meters for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

3 hours/mana

As an action, you touch a willing creature who isn’t wearing armor, and a protective field of force force surrounds it until the spell ends. The target’s Defense becomes 13 + half its Aptitude Bonus (min 1) + its Dexterity (max 4). The spell ends if the target dons armor or if you dismiss the spell on your turn (no action required). The force can be invisible or can appear as a colored glow, at your option.

As an action, you endow yourself with energy fueled by magic. You gain 1 stamina die.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to gain 2 additional stamina dice.

(ritual); M (gems worth 10 sp, consumed)

As you spend 1 hour to cast this spell, you meld a mindcrystal, a fragment of your personality brought into physical form and a semblance of life. A mindcrystal appears in an unoccupied space within 5 meters of you. A mindcrystal appears as a crystalline construct about the size of a human hand. Because it is an extension of its creator’s personality, a character’s mindcrystal is in some ways a part of them.

Your mindcrystal acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In combat, it rolls its own initiative and acts on its own turn. A mindcrystal can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

While your mindcrystal is within 20 meters of you:

  • Your mindcrystal has resistance to all damage. Each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage.
  • You can communicate with each other telepathically.
  • As an action, you can see through your mindcrystal’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the mindcrystal has. While perceiving through your mindcrystal’s senses, you can also speak through your mindcrystal in your own voice, even if your mindcrystal is normally incapable of speech. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.
  • When you cast a spell with a range of touch, your mindcrystal can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your mindcrystal must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your mindcrystal if it is within 5 meters of you. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 5 meters of you.

You can’t have more than one mindcrystal at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have a mindcrystal, it has no effect.

When the mindcrystal drops to 0 health, it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again. If it is slain by a creature, you gain advantage on your next attack roll against the killer.

Augment

You can increase your mindcrystal’s health by 5 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you make an ability check using Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution or you make a Fortitude or Reflex saving throw, you can focus your mind to overcome your body’s limitations. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you reach into the mind of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 psychic damage and you know the target’s location for the duration, but only while the two of you are on the same plane of existence. While you have this knowledge, the target can’t become hidden from you, and if it’s invisible, it gains no benefit from that condition against you.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d10 for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you set a trap in your mind against mental intruders. A creature who targets you with a spell or effect that would sense your emotions, read your thoughts, charm you, or force you to make a Will saving throw must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 psychic damage and loses 1d6 mana if it has any mana.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The spell ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required) or if you cast it again.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d10 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use at the start of an initiative round, a creature that you can touch or see steps into a space between heartbeats. The creature adds 10 to its initiative, moving up the initiative order.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have resistance to psychic damage for the duration.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so you have advantage on Will saving throws.

  • Mind Blank. You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature is immune to any effect that would sense its emotions or read its thoughts and divination spells. The spell even foils miracle or wish spells and spells or effects of similar power used to affect the target’s mind or to gain information about the target.

  • Immunity. You can expend 2 additional mana so the creature is immune to psychic damage.

As an action, you take control of your body’s healing process, you regain 2d4 + your spellcasting ability health immediately and again at the end of your next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the healing by 4d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to target a creature you can touch or see within 10 meters.

  • Major Regeneration. You can expend 2 additional mana to increase the healing by 2d4 and stimulate major natural healing. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana and for the duration of the spell, you regain 1 health at the start of each of your turns (10 health each minute).

    Your severed body members (fingers, legs, tails, and so on), if any, are restored after 2 minutes. If you have the severed part and hold it to the stump, the spell instantaneously causes the limb to knit to the stump.

As an action, you send a short message of twenty-five words or less to a creature with which you are familiar within 10 kilometers. If the creature is not within 10 kilometers the message is not received.

The creature hears the message in its mind, recognizes you as the sender if it knows you, and can answer in a like manner immediately.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can send an additional twenty-five words for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so you can send the message across any distance and even to other planes of existence, but if the target is on a different plane than you, there is a 5% chance that the message doesn’t arrive.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you can sense the presence of non-mindless creatures within 10 meters for the duration, which allows you to pinpoint where the creature is located.

The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt.

1 hour/mana

As an action, your magic deepens your understanding of your own talent. You become capable, or proficient if you are already capable, with a skill of your choice until the spell ends.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to become proficient if you aren’t already capable.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you touch a willing creature. The target’s speed increases by 2 meters and it has advantage on Athletics checks to jump until the spell ends.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a Reflex saving throw or you are hit by an attack that you can see, you can shrink in size to avoid the attack. You make the roll with advantage or attacks against you are made with disadvantage until the start of your next turn, including the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

You can then move up to 2 meters without provoking opportunity attacks.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when you or one of your allies within 2 meters of you makes a Reflex saving throw or is hit by an attack that you can see. The attacked creature gains the benefits instead.

As an action, you can generate enough sustenance to satisfy your solid and liquid nourishment needs for a day.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a Will saving throw, you fortify your mind against intrusions. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Augment

You can expend 2 additional mana to trigger the spell when you or one of your allies within 2 meters of you makes a Will saving throw. Until the start of your next turn, you and all allies within 2 meters of you have advantage on Will saving throws.

As an action, you shift to an incredibly small size and then suddenly return to normal as make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 1d6 + your spellcasting ability to the attack’s damage roll and if the creature is your size or smaller it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it is flung 2 meters away from you where it falls prone and takes 1d10 bludgeoning damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Augment

You can increase the initial damage by 3d6, fling the creature an additional meter, the secondary damage by 1d10, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you enter a deep contemplation. You learn a language or become capable, or proficient if you are already capable, with a skill for the duration.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to become proficient if you aren’t already capable.

  • You learn an additional language or become capable with an additional skill for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters must make a Will saving throw.

On a failed save you wrest control of a spell that the target is concentrating on. For the duration the creature does not need to concentrate on the spell as you are now concentrating on it (as part of the concentration of this spell). Once you wrest control of the spell from the target, you have several options:

  • Allow the spell to function as normal.
  • Decide how the spell fulfills its function each round.
  • Retarget the spell on yourself or centered on a new point within 20 meters.
  • End concentration on this spell, ending the co-opted spell.
concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you can read the thoughts of certain creatures. When you cast the spell—and as two actions on each turn until the spell ends—you can focus your mind on a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you. If the creature has an Intelligence of −4 or lower or doesn’t speak any language, the creature is unaffected.

You initially learn the surface thoughts of the creature—what is most on its mind in that moment. As two actions, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’s mind. If you probe deeper, the target must make a Will saving throw. If it fails, you gain insight into its reasoning (if any), its emotional state, and something that looms large in its mind (such as something it worries over, loves, or hates). If it succeeds, the spell ends. Either way, the target knows that you are probing into its mind, and unless you shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts, the creature can use an action on its turn to repeat the saving throw; if it succeeds, the spell ends.

Questions verbally directed at the target creature naturally shape the course of its thoughts, so this spell is particularly effective as part of an interrogation. You can also use this spell to detect the presence of thinking creatures you can’t see. When you cast the spell or as two actions during the duration, you can search for thoughts within 5 meters of you. The spell can penetrate barriers, but 60 centimeters of stone, 5 centimeters of any metal other than lead, or a thin sheet of lead blocks you. You can’t detect a creature with an Intelligence of 3 or lower or one that doesn’t speak any language.

Once you detect the presence of a creature in this way, you can read its thoughts for the rest of the duration as described above, even if you can’t see it, but it must still be within 5 meters of you.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to plant an idea or memory in the creature’s mind. The creature must remain within 5 meters of you and you must focus on it for 1 minute. After 1 minute the creature must make a Will saving throw or you plant the idea or memory in the creature’s mind as if it were an organic thought or real memory. You choose whether the idea or memory is trivial (such as “I had porridge for breakfast” or “Ale is the worst”) or personality-defining (“I failed to save my village from orc marauders and am therefore a coward” or “Magic is a scourge, so I renounce it”). The idea or memory lasts for 4 hours for each mana expended to cast this spell.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, you touch a willing creature to grant it the ability to see in bright areas and suppress the effects of any Sunlight Sensitivity species trait for the duration.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 hour/mana

As two actions, you touch a willing creature. For the duration, the target’s movement is unaffected by difficult terrain, and spells and other magical effects can neither reduce the target’s speed nor cause the target to be paralyzed or restrained.

The target can also spend 1 meter of movement to automatically escape from nonmagical restraints, such as manacles or a creature that has it grappled. Finally, being underwater imposes no penalties on the target’s movement or attacks.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, your body automatically adapts to hostile environments. You can adapt to underwater, extremely hot, extremely cold, or airless environments, allowing you to survive as if you were a creature native to that environment. You can breathe and move (though penalties to movement and attacks, if any for a particular environment, remain), and you take no damage simply from being in that environment. You need not specify what environment you are adapting to when you cast this spell; simply activate it, and your body will instantly adapt to any hostile environment as needed throughout the duration.

You can somewhat adapt to extreme environmental features such as acid, lava, fire, and electricity. Any environmental feature that normally directly deals 1 or more dice of damage each round deals you only half the usual amount of damage.

As two actions, the air ripples with the force of your mental attack, which blasts the minds of creatures. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 psychic damage and is staggered until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • Stunning Blast. You can expend 1 additional mana and reduce the damage to 1d8 so a creature who fails the saving throw is stunned instead of staggered.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you take control of an animal that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it you gain control for the duration.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Each time the target takes damage, it makes a new Will saving throw against the spell. If the saving throw succeeds, the spell ends.

While you have control, you have a telepathic link with it as long as the two of you are on the same plane of existence. You can use this telepathic link to issue commands to the creature while you are conscious (no action required), which it does its best to obey. You can specify a simple and general course of action, such as “Attack that creature,” “Run over there,” or “Fetch that object.” If the creature completes the order and doesn’t receive further direction from you, it defends and preserves itself to the best of its ability.

You can use two actions to take total and precise control of the target. Until the end of your next turn, the creature takes only the actions you choose, and doesn’t do anything that you don’t allow it to do. During this time, you can also cause the creature to use a reaction, but this requires you to use your own reaction as well.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • Humanoid. You can expend 1 additional mana to target a humanoid.

  • Creature. You can expend 2 additional mana to target any creature.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you modify the memory of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it. If the creature is a construct or an undead or is immune to being charmed, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it is charmed by you, is incapacitated, and is unaware of its surroundings for the duration.

If it takes any damage or is targeted by another spell, this spell ends and none of the target’s memories are modified.

While this charm lasts, you can affect the target’s memory of an event that it experienced within the last 24 hours and that lasted no more than 10 minutes. You can permanently eliminate all memory of the event, allow the target to recall the event with perfect clarity and exacting detail, change its memory of the details of the event, or create a memory of some other event.

You must speak to the target to describe how its memories are affected, and it must be able to understand your language for the modified memories to take root. Its mind fills in any gaps in the details of your description. If the spell ends before you have finished describing the modified memories, the creature’s memory isn’t altered. Otherwise, the modified memories take hold when the spell ends.

A modified memory doesn’t necessarily affect how a creature behaves, particularly if the memory contradicts the creature’s natural inclinations or beliefs. An illogical modified memory, such as implanting a memory of how much the creature enjoyed dousing itself in acid, is dismissed, perhaps as a bad dream. The GM might deem a modified memory too nonsensical to affect a creature in a significant manner.

A remove curse spell or restoration spell augmented to greater restoration cast on the target restores the creature’s true memory.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to alter the target’s memories of an event that took place up to 30 days ago.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to alter the target’s memories of an event that took place at any point in its past.

As two actions, you brutally crush the mental essence of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters, debilitating its acumen. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 psychic damage and is stunned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

If it has a head and is killed by this damage, its head explodes.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended. If this spell is augmented to target additional creatures, this damage is halved.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so the spell deals no damage, but the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is stunned for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature is paralyzed instead of stunned.

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you can replace a concoction, maneuver, or spell you know with another of the same type from a theme you know. If the spell is a cantrip, you must choose another cantrip.

Augment

You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As two actions, you choose a point within 20 meters and cause psychic energy to explode there. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Will saving throw. If the animal’s Intelligence is −4 or less, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 4d8 psychic damage and has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks as well as saving throws to maintain concentration until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack. It is centered on you, but does not affect you or creatures you designate.

1 hour/mana

As two actions, your skin receives sensory inputs, allowing you to feel light and sound. Your face must be uncovered to use this spell, as the skin of your face acts as the sensory receiver. You gain blindsight out to a range of 5 meters. If you already have blindsight, its range increases by 5 meters.

1 hour/mana

As two actions, you forge a telepathic link with a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters, psychically linking yourself with the creature for the duration. This spell has no effect on a creature with an Intelligence of −4 or less. An unwilling creature that succeeds on a Will saving throw is unaffected.

The targets can communicate telepathically through the bond whether or not they have a common language. The communication is possible over any distance, though it can’t extend to other planes of existence.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Bonded Senses. You can expend 1 additional mana to use two actions to see through a bonded creature’s eyes and hear what it hears, and continue to do so until you use an action to return to your normal senses. While perceiving through the creature’s senses, you gain the benefits of any special senses possessed by that creature, though you are blinded and deafened to your own surroundings.

  • Empowered Bond. You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 24 hours and you can target creatures with which you are familiar at an unlimited range. The creatures can be anywhere on the same plane of existence as you. The spell ends if you or the target are no longer on the same plane. In addition to words you can share images, sounds, and other sensory messages with one another through the link. Creatures with an Intelligence of at least −4 are able to understand the meaning of your words and take in the scope of any sensory messages you send to it.