Seed of Discord

Wondrous item, uncommon

Usually sculpted from a larger crystal form into different sorts of trinkets, a seed of discord goes unnoticed in most pieces of jewelry due to its unremarkable physical aspect. Although the sight of this bland, milky material does not evoke awe, its magical properties are of the vilest qualities, enough to shake—or even ruin—friendships and alliances.

As an action, you can crush the seed with one hand, creating a fine colorless and odorless powder which infects a victim with 7 HD or less when ingested or inhaled unless they succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw. If mixed with food or beverages, the seed affects only the first person to ingest it. Infecting someone with a seed of discord is an evil act.

An infected creature becomes selfish, aggressive, and distrustful of people. Its attitude towards others can never be raised above indifferent. It refuses to part willingly with anything worth more than 1 gp currently in its possession, and cannot use the help action or take actions that risk its own safety to save or help someone else. Once per day when confronted with such restrictions, the infected creature can attempt a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw to lift the condition for 1d6 rounds.

Dispel evil and good, or remove curse releases an infected creature from the seed’s thrall.

Alternatively, if the infected creature makes 3 consecutive Wisdom saving throws to temporarily ignore the condition, the seed’s effects wear off.

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