Killing Curse
hp.png Killing Curse "Avada Kedavra" (ah-VAH-dah keh-DAHV-rah) Dark • Harmful
The Killing Curse is exactly what it sounds like. Being struck with this curse means instant death. It cannot be blocked by any known defensive spell. The only sort of magic that can intercept it are Priori Incantatum (which requires the wands being used to share a core), and sacrificial protection.

More than any other Unforgivable Curse, the Killing Curse requires the utmost intent of pure hatred, and intense concentration. It can easily be miscast, with potentially devastating results for the caster. Casting the Killing Curse requires the expenditure of a Luck Point (which provides no bonus), and must be preceded by a successful Mind + Presence roll. This roll does not require an additional action, but Failure means the spell fizzles. An Embarrassing Failure means the caster is too overwhelmed with his feelings of hatred to focus, and cannot attempt the spell again for the remainder of the scene. Note that because a Luck Point is required to cast the spell, Luck Points cannot be used to enhance or re-roll either roll for a Killing Curse.

As one of the three Unforgivable Curses, the Killing Curse subject to the rules governing those spells.
Skill/Roll: Charms 8 / +roll Charms-4 Casting Time: Two rounds
Training: Private study (100 Cookies) Duration: Instantaneous
  • Embarrassing Failure: Backfire! The caster is slowly undone, suffering horrific pain as his or her soul disintegrates.
  • Failure: Backfire! The caster is killed instantly.
  • Any Success: The target is killed instantly.

IMPORTANT: This curse may never be used without a staff member present, regardless of whether the victim is a PC or an NPC. It is simply too powerful and too final.

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