Dolorous Decay

Dolorous Decay
Level: 6
School: Alteration, Necromancy
Sphere: Combat, Necromantic
Range: Medium
Duration: Special
Casting Time: 6
Area of Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: Poison partial

This spell affects a single living creature. Dolorous Decay is a rotting and withering of the body that spreads throughout the afflicted creature quickly. The disease will instantly cause a permanent -1 penalty to strength, dexterity, and constitution. If the target fails a saving throw vs. poison at -4, the decay will inflict 1 point of damage per second, until a total of 60 hit points of damage are inflicted, and another point of damage to each physical attribute every 5 rounds. The afflicted creature will also be slowed for the duration of the decay, and ability scores lost with this spell can only be restored with a Cure Disease, a Heal, or a Greater Restoration spell.