Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 3
School: Evocation [Evil]
Target/Area: One creature of good alignment
Save: Fortitude negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
The caster speaks a single word of pure malevolence – a powerful utterance of the Dark Speech. The word is so foul that it harms the soul of one who hears it. The utterance of a dread word causes one subject within range to take 1d3 points of Charisma drain. The power of this spell protects the caster from the damaging effects of both hearing and knowing the word. Non-evil casters can transcribe this spell and even memorize it, but are physically unable to speak the dread word itself, causing the spell to fail.